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Sir Anthony Hopkins and Bob Hoskins appeared in Othello (1981) and Nixon (1995). See more »
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Interesting film, made for tv in Europe originally. The DVD version is significantly longer than the video version. Many scenes are extended as well as new scenes. Nice historical soap opera with much tragedy. Hopkins as usual is great as is Sarandon and Hoskins. The dubbing is kinda obvious, but so what, it works.
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