A Performance of Hamlet in the Village of Mrdusa Donja
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|A Performance of Hamlet Hamlet in the Village of Mrdusa Donja|
|Directed by||Krsto Papić|
|Produced by||Sulejman Kapić|
|Written by||Ivo Brešan|
|Edited by||Lida Branis|
|c. 95 minutes (85 minutes according to some sources)|
A Performance of Hamlet in the Village of Mrdusa Donja (Croatian: Predstava Hamleta u selu Mrduša Donja) is a 1973 Yugoslav drama film directed by Krsto Papić, and based on Ivo Brešan's 1971 play of the same name.
- Rade Šerbedžija as Joco / Hamlet
- Milena Dravić as Anđa / Ofelija
- Krešimir Zidarić as Bukara / Kralj
- Fabijan Šovagović as Učitelj Andro
- Izet Hajdarhodžić as Jocin Otac
- Ljubiša Samardžić as Mačak
- Mate Ergović as Simurina
- Zvonko Lepetić as Mile
- Zdenka Heršak as Mara
- Ilija Ivezić
- Ivo Pajić
- Slavica Maras
- Rikard Brzeska
- Nevenka Šain (as Nevenka Šajin)
- Branko Matić
- Jovan Stefanović
- "Predstava Hamleta u selu Mrduša Donja". hrfilm.hr (in Croatian). Croatian Film Association. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
- David Bevington Hamlet Through the Ages 2011 "Hamlet has similarly lent itself to film adaptation. ... In Krsto Papic's Acting Hamlet in the Village of Mrdusa Donja (1974), a Croatian village performance of Hamlet leads to the exposure of... "
- World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre Volume 1: Peter Nagy, Philippe Rouyer 2014 "His grotesque tragedy Predstava Hamleta u selu Mrdusa Donja (A Performance of Hamlet in the Village of Mrdusa Donja, 1971) uses Shakespeare cheerlessly to depict dictatorship"
- Daniel J. Goulding Liberated Cinema: The Yugoslav Experience, 1945-2001 2002 "Some spark of it remained in Krsto Papić's film A Village Performance of Hamlet ( Predstava Hamleta u selu Mrduša Donja , 1973 ) , based on a controversial play of the same name by Ivo Brešan."