As You Like It

As You Like It

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Director: Kenneth Branagh

Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Brian Blessed, Bryce Dallas Howard, Romola Garai

     
 

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Writer-director-actor Kenneth Branagh -- whose Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing, and Hamlet rank among the great Shakespearean screen adaptations -- brings the Bard's most delightful comedy to sensational life. Rosalind (Bryce Dallas Howard) is a young woman living in the court of her uncle when she falls in love with Orlando (David Oyelowo), a youngSee more details below

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Writer-director-actor Kenneth Branagh -- whose Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing, and Hamlet rank among the great Shakespearean screen adaptations -- brings the Bard's most delightful comedy to sensational life. Rosalind (Bryce Dallas Howard) is a young woman living in the court of her uncle when she falls in love with Orlando (David Oyelowo), a young gentleman of the kingdom. When Rosalind is banished, she flees into the Forest of Arden disguised as a man...only to encounter Orlando, who has also been exiled! But can she win his heart, disguised as she is? With a setting inspired by 19th-century Japan and a star-studded cast that boasts Kevin Kline, Alfred Molina, Janet McTeer, Richard Briers, Brian Blessed, and others, As You Like It once again proves that all the world's a stage.Director Kenneth Branagh tackles the works of William Shakespeare for the fifth time in his career as a filmmaker with this adaptation of one of The Bard's most accessible works. Rosalind is the daughter of a banished duke, and lives among a community of Westerners living in 19th century Japan. When her father, the duke, is suddenly banished, the frightened girl is forced to flee for the Forest of Arden lest she risk being executed by her malevolent uncle. Joining Rosalind on her flight to the forest is her sympathetic cousin Celia, who helps to pass her incognito kin off as a man in order to avoid detection. Later, Rosalind's clever ruse begins to serve a dual purpose when she determines to use the disguise to gauge the devotion of Orlando, yet another exile, while making her way to the Forest of Arden.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/16/2013
UPC:
0883316769959
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
PG
Source:
Hbo Archives
Time:
1:30:00
Sales rank:
14,871

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brian Blessed Duke Frederick,Duke Senior
Bryce Dallas Howard Rosalind,Ganymede
Romola Garai Celia
Adrian Lester Oliver de Boys
Alfred Molina Touchstone
Kevin Kline Jaques
David Oyelowo Orlando de Boys
Richard Briers Old Adam
Jade Jefferies Phoebe
Janet McTeer Audrey
Jimmy Yuill Corin
Alex Wyndham Sylvius
Takuya Shimada Geisha
Richard Clifford La Beau
Patrick Doyle Amiens
Gerard Horan Denis
Nobuyuki "Daishi" Takano Charles
Paul Chan William
Jothan Annan Jaques de Boys
Jonathan Broadbent Justin Chan
Iain Robertson Duke Senior Man
Youki Yamamoto Duke Senior Man
Yee Tsou Actor
Sacha Bennett Actor
James Shearman Conductor

Technical Credits
Kenneth Branagh Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Christer Andersson Art Director
Sarah Bird Casting
Susannah Buxton Costumes/Costume Designer
Peter Cavaciuti Camera Operator
Paul Corbould Special Effects Supervisor
Patrick Doyle Score Composer
Neil Farrell Editor
Peter Glossop Sound Mixer
Tim Harvey Production Designer
Judy Hofflund Producer
Stewart Hopps Choreography
Susan Howard Makeup
Roger Lanser Cinematographer
Fiona McCann Costumes/Costume Designer
Beverley Mills Editor
Julian Morson Camera Operator
Simon Moseley Producer
Melanie Oliver Editor
Josh Robertson Asst. Director
Loulia Sheppard Makeup
Jenny Shircore Makeup

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