Hamlet Goes Business

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Hamlet Goes Business
Film poster
Directed byAki Kaurismäki
Produced byAki Kaurismäki
Written byAki Kaurismäki
Based onHamlet
by William Shakespeare (uncredited)
CinematographyTimo Salminen
Edited byRaija Talvio
Villealfa Filmproductions
Distributed byFinnkino
Release date
  • 21 August 1987 (1987-08-21)
Running time
89 minutes

Hamlet Goes Business (Finnish: Hamlet liikemaailmassa) is a 1987 Finnish comedy film directed by Aki Kaurismäki and starring Pirkka-Pekka Petelius.[1][2][3] It is based on William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, but the events are housed in a modern Finnish wood processing family business.


After the death of his father, Hamlet inherits a seat on the company board controlled by his uncle that decides to enter the rubber duck market. Hamlet is suspicious of the circumstances surrounding his father's death.


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  1. ^ "New York Times: Hamlet Goes Business". NY Times. Retrieved 3 August 2008.
  2. ^ Mark Thornton Burnett (4 October 2012). Shakespeare and World Cinema. Cambridge University Press. pp. 18–. ISBN 978-1-107-00331-6.
  3. ^ David Bevington (23 June 2011). Murder Most Foul: Hamlet Through the Ages. Oxford University Press. pp. 192–. ISBN 978-0-19-162054-6.

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