Hamlet Goes Business
|Hamlet Goes Business|
|Directed by||Aki Kaurismäki|
|Produced by||Aki Kaurismäki|
|Written by||Aki Kaurismäki|
by William Shakespeare (uncredited)
|Edited by||Raija Talvio|
Hamlet Goes Business (Finnish: Hamlet liikemaailmassa) is a 1987 Finnish comedy film directed by Aki Kaurismäki and starring Pirkka-Pekka Petelius. 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.
- Pirkka-Pekka Petelius as Hamlet
- Esko Salminen as Klaus
- Kati Outinen as Ofelia
- Elina Salo as Gertrud
- Esko Nikkari as Polonius
- Kari Väänänen as Lauri Polonius
- Puntti Valtonen as Simo (as Hannu Valtonen)
- Mari Rantasila as Helena
- Turo Pajala as Rosencranz
- Aake Kalliala as Gyldenstern
- Pentti Auer as Hamlet's father (also as ghost)
- Matti Pellonpää as The guard
- Vesa Mäkelä as The doctor
- "New York Times: Hamlet Goes Business". NY Times. Retrieved 3 August 2008.
- Mark Thornton Burnett (4 October 2012). Shakespeare and World Cinema. Cambridge University Press. pp. 18–. ISBN 978-1-107-00331-6.
- David Bevington (23 June 2011). Murder Most Foul: Hamlet Through the Ages. Oxford University Press. pp. 192–. ISBN 978-0-19-162054-6.
- Hamlet Goes Business at IMDb
- Hamlet Goes Business at AllMovie
- Hamlet Goes Business at the British Board of Film Classification
- Hamlet Goes Business at the British Film Institute
- Hamlet Goes Business at Elonet (in Finnish)
- Hamlet Goes Business at Rotten Tomatoes
- Hamlet Goes Business at the Swedish Film Institute Database
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