This movie takes Shakespeare's Richard III and transplants it to a slightly alternate England in the 1930s and 40s, where a fascist regime is in power. Rather than being a king, Richard is a dictator and usurper of power. It's amazing how well the original Shakespeare is woven into the new setting - McKellan is the cruel, cold, oily deceiver and murderer, killing those in his family who stand in the way, seducing women without a thought, and ultimately meeting his demise.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Esther