Prospero's Books

"Unbearable"

Prospero's Books Review


Peter Greenaway is possibly best known for this inexplicable film, a fanciful, musical, nearly-all-nude recreation of Shakespeare's The Tempest. You have to wonder if the austere John Gielgud, who has played Prospero in the theater five times, knows if topless women are voguing behind him as he delivers his lines. Or that a child is projectile urinating in the background. The paycheck couldn't have been that great.

Unlike, say, Caligula, Gielgud's voice has the ability to put you right to sleep with its bass and monotone timbre. The good news is that when you wake up, you won't have missed a thing.



Facts and Figures

Run time: 124 mins

In Theaters: Friday 30th August 1991

Box Office Worldwide: $1.8M

Production compaines: Allarts

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 1 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 67%
Fresh: 16 Rotten: 8

IMDB: 6.9 / 10

Cast & Crew

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Producer:

Starring: as Prospero, as Caliban, as Alonso, as Gonzalo, as Miranda, as Antonio, as Sebastian, as Ferdinand, Marie Angel as Iris, Ute Lemper as Ceres, Deborah Conway as Juno


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