Ein Sommernachtstraum (1999)51K
Ein Sommernachtstraum: Directed by Michael Hoffman. With Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Everett, Stanley Tucci. Lovers’ lives are complicated by city law, feuding faerie royalty, and… love.
“There have been many adaptations of Shakespeare plays over the last decade or so, most of them aimed squarely at younger viewers. You know the drill: The director picks out rocking, hip tunes to spice up the soundtrack and some hot, young stars to broadly interpret the Bardu0026#39;s work.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003enThatu0026#39;s not the case here. Kevin Kline gets to ham it up as Nick Bottom, the base mechanical with delusions of thespian grandeur, and Michelle Pfeiffer gets to show off her own acting chops as Titania, the Queen of the fairies. Okay, so maybe a little knowledge of the play itself would help the average viewer, but if youu0026#39;re not a fan of the play, you can still witness some absolutely sumptuous camerawork and some funny, funny scenes – many of them dealing with the spellbound Bottom, whou0026#39;s been turned into a jackass. Stanley Tucci underplays (somewhat surprisingly) his role as the mischievous Puck, and even Callista Flockhart turns in a solid performance as one of four human (non-fairy) lovers.”