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Updated version (with modern dialogue) of Shakespeare's "Othello" set in contemporary London. John Othello (Walker) is a respected police officer who has just been installed as the first black commissioner of the Metropolitan force. His promotion comes at the expense of his mentor/friend Ben Jago (Eccleston) who does not handle the slight well as he is now second-in-command. So Ben plays the race card and works on John's jealousy of his heiress white wife, Dessie (Hawley), by suggesting that she is unfaithful. Walker is convincingly impassioned but Eccleston's slimy manipulation is rather too obvious.

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Available on Running time 96 minutes. Originally from British.

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London, Modern Shakespeare, Jealousy, African America, Cops, Plays to Film: William Shakespeare, Marriage
Andrew Davies
Eamonn Walker, Christopher Eccleston, Keeley Hawes, Richard Coyle, Del Synnott, Christopher Fox, Allan Cutts, Patrick Myers
Daf Hobson
Geoffrey Sax
Debbie Wiseman

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