The Merchant of Venice

  |  Buy to Own: 22/09/2003
  |  161 min
Rated U by the BBFC
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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.