The Merchant of Venice

22/09/2003
  |  Buy to Own: 22/09/2003
  |  161 min
Rated U by the BBFC
The Merchant of Venice Film Poster

Synopsis

Trevor Nunn's TV adaptation of the Shakespeare play, transposed to 1930s Berlin. Jewish moneylender Shylock (Henry Goodman) provides Antonio (David Bamber) with a loan, stating that if it is not repaid he will claim a pound of flesh. When Antonio's bond defaults, Shylock attempts to claim his grisly compensation in a court of law, but Portia (Derbhle Crotty) convincingly pleads Antonio's case.