Romeo and Juliet

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Against the backdrop of a venomous feud between the powerful clans of the Montagues and the Capulets in the medieval city of Verona, William Shakespeare's eternal story of teenage love unfolds. As youth's insolence arms the charming young Montague, Romeo, with dauntless courage to come uninvited to the Capulets' scintillating masked ball, a brief but thrilling encounter with the delicate dark-haired Capulet, Juliet, will pave the way for an ardent passion and a cruel romantic tragedy. Before God, the star-crossed lovers have sworn never-ending devotion despite their perilous plight; however, before the grim machinations of fate, man stands powerless. Are Romeo and Juliet destined to be together?

Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Writer: William Shakespeare (play), Franco Brusati (screenplay), Masolino D'Amico (screenplay), Franco Zeffirelli (screenplay)
Production: N/A
Genre: drama, romance
Year: 1996
MetaScore: N/A/100
ImdbRating: 7.6
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 08 Oct 1968
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 15 nominations.


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Juliet - Olivia Hussey
Mercutio - John McEnery
Friar Laurence - Milo O'Shea
The Nurse - Pat Heywood
The Prince - Robert Stephens
Tybalt - Michael York
Benvolio - Bruce Robinson
Lord Capulet - Paul Hardwick
Lady Capulet - Natasha Parry
Lord Montague - Antonio Pierfederici
Lady Montague - Esmeralda Ruspoli
Lord Paris - Roberto Bisacco
Peter - Roy Holder
Balthazar - Keith Skinner
Sampson - Dyson Lovell
Gregory - Richard Warwick
Complementary Role - Carlo Palmucci
Complementary Role - Ugo Barbone
Complementary Role - Salvatore Billa
Complementary Role - Andrés José Cruz Soublette
Complementary Role - Claudio De Davide
Leonardo - Bruno Filippini
Complementary Role - Maria Fracci
Complementary Role - Aldo Miranda
Narrator - Laurence Olivier
Complementary Role - Dario Tanzini
Rosalina - Paola Tedesco