Richard III

Synopsis: William Shakespeare's classic play is brought into the present with the setting as Great Britian in the 1930s. Civil war has erupted with the House of Lancaster on one side, claiming the right to the British throne and hoping to bring freedom to the country. Opposing is the House of York, commanded by the infamous Richard who rules over a fascist government and hopes to install himself as a dictator monarch.
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Director(s): Richard Loncraine
Production: United Artists
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 10 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
110 min

I beseech you both to pardon me.

We know your charge, Brackenbury,

and will obey.

We are the queen's subjects

and must obey.

Brother, farewell. I will unto the king.

Meanwhile, this deep disgrace

in brotherhood...

...Touches me deeper

than you can imagine.

I know it pleases neither of us well.

Your imprisonment shall not be long.

I will deliver you... or else lie for you.

- Meanwhile, have patience.

- Well, I must perforce.


Simple, plain Clarence, I do love you so...

...That I shall shortly

send your soul to heaven...

...lf heaven will take the present

from my hands!

And now... I'll marry.

What though I killed her husband

and his father?

(men groaning in pain)

Oh, cursed be the hand

that made these holes...

...Cursed the heart

that had the heart to do it...

...Cursed the blood

that let this blood from hence!

If ever he have child, abortive be it!

If ever he have wife...

...let her be made more miserable

by the life of him...

...Than I am made

by my young husbans death!

What black magician

conjures up this fiend...

...To stop devoted charitable deeds?

Sweet saint, for charity, be not so curst.

Foul devil, for Gos sake hence

and trouble me not...

...For you have made

this happy earth my hell!

If you delight to see your heinous deed...

...Behold the pattern of your butchery.

Lady... know no rules of charity.

Villain, you know no law of God nor man.


divine perfection of a woman...

...Of this supposed crime

to give me leave...

...By circumstance but to acquit myself.

Did you not kill my husband?

- I grant you, yes.

- You grant me, hedgehog?

Then God grant me too...

...You may be damned

for that wicked deed!

- Gentle Lady Anne...

- He was gentle, mild and virtuous.

The fitter for the King of Heaven

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