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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Vanessa Redgrave
William Hurt
Jessica Chastain
Ralph Fiennes
Gerard Butler
Brian Cox
John Kani
James Nesbitt
Directors
Ralph Fiennes
Screenwriters
John Logan
Running Time
123 minutes

Coriolanus
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Coriolanus

Plot
War hero general Caius Martius Coriolanus (Fiennes) is poised to become leader of the republic, but political opponents orchestrate his downfall and banishment. Exiled, the bitter warrior forms an alliance with former enemy Aufidius (Butler) and returns home at the head of an invading army.


Verdict
Exciting, ironic, with assured direction, accomplished performances and the tension of topical themes, this is Shakespeare as relevant as you like it.


Reviewed by Angie Errigo

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