Romeo and Juliet

Synopsis: In Shakespeare's classic play, the Montagues and Capulets, two families of Renaissance Italy, have hated each other for years, but the son of one family and the daughter of the other fall desperately in love and secretly marry.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Renato Castellani
Production: VCI Entertainment
  Nominated for 3 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 6 wins & 2 nominations.
138 min

Two households,

both alike in dignity,

In fair Verona,

where we lay our scene,

From ancient grudge

break to new mutiny,

Where civil blood makes

civil hands unclean.

From forth the fatal

loins of these two foes

A pair of star-cross'd

lovers take their life;

Whose misadventured

piteous overthrows Do

with their death bury

their parents' strife.

The fearful passage of

their death-mark'd love,

And the continuance of

their parents' rage,

Which, but their

children's end,

nought could remove,

Is now the two hours'

traffic of our stage;

The which if you with

patient ears attend,

What here shall miss,

our toil shall

strive to mend.

I strike quickly,

being moved.

But thou art

not quickly moved

to strike.

A dog of the

house of Montague

moves me.

To move is

to stir;

and to be valiant is

to stand:

if thou art moved,

thou runn'st away.

A dog of that house

shall move me to

I will take

the wall of any

man or maid

of Montague's.

That shows

thee a weak slave;

for the weakest

goes to the wall.

Tis true; and

therefore women,

being the weaker

vessels, are ever

thrust to the wall:

Here comes two

of the house of

the Montagues.

Quarrel, quarrel,

I will

back thee.

How! turn

thy back and run?

I will bite

my thumb at them;

which is a disgrace to

them, if they bear it.

Do you bite your

thumb at us, sir?

I do bite my

thumb, sir.

Do you bite your

thumb at us, sir?

Come, come,

come, come.

Come! RUN!


Open there.

Open, Open.


What, art thou

drawn among these

heartless hinds?

Turn thee, Benvolio,

look upon thy death.

A servant of the

Capulets has killed

Abraham. Abraham

has benn killed

at the hands

of a Capulet!

What's this?


Abraham! Abraham!

Where's my man?

Where's my man!

What noise

is this?

Abraham is dead.

Give me my sword!

Give me my

long sword, ho!

Rebellious subjects,

enemies to peace,

Profaners of this

neighbour-stained steel,

Will they not hear?

What, ho!

you men, you beasts,

That quench the fire of

your pernicious rage

With purple fountains

issuing from your veins,

Three civil brawls,

bred of an airy word,

By thee, old Capulet,

and Montague,

Have thrice disturb'd

the quiet of our streets,

On pain of torture,

from those bloody hands

Throw your mistemper'd

weapons to the ground,

And hear the sentence

of your moved prince.

If ever you disturb

our streets again,

Your lives shall pay the

forfeit of the peace.



Is the

day so young?

But new

struck nine.

Ay me!

sad hours seem long.

What sadness

lengthens Romeo's hours?

Not having

that, which, having,

makes them short.

In love?


Of love?


of her favour,

where I am in love.

Alas, that

love, so gentle in his

view, Should be so

tyrannous and rough

in proof!

Alas, that love,

whose view is

muffled still, Should,

without eyes, see

pathways to his will!

Why, then, O

brawling love!

O loving hate!

O any thing, of

nothing first create!

O heavy lightness!

serious vanity!

Dost thou not laugh?

No, coz, I

rather weep.


heart, at what?

At thy good

heart's oppression.

Why, such is

love's transgression.

This love that

thou hast shown

Doth add more grief to

too much of mine own.

Farewell, my coz.


I will go along;

An if you leave me

so, you do me wrong.

Tut, I

have lost myself;

I am not here;

This is not Romeo,

he's some other where.

Tell me in sadness,

who is that you love.

Bid a sick man

in sadness make his will:

Ah, word ill urged

to one that is so ill!


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Renato Castellani

Renato Castellani (4 September 1913 in Finale Ligure, Liguria - 28 December 1985 in Rome) was an Italian film director and screenwriter. He won the 1952 Gran Prix of the Cannes Film Festival for his film Two Cents Worth of Hope. more…

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