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The Tempest

Helen Mirren stars as the deeply wronged Milanese Duchess Prospera in this gender-switching version of Shakespeare's play that finds the banished royal seizing an opportunity for vengeance when her traitorous brother (Chris Cooper), who usurped her throne with false charges of witchcraft, is shipwrecked with his retinue on her volcanic island. Djimon Hounsou costars as Caliban in this lavish, visually stunning adaptation that received an Oscar(R) nomination for its inventive costume design.

Screenplay by: Julie Taymor

Based on the play "The Tempest" by: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Julie Taymor

Duration: 111 mins

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci Fi/Fantasy

Advisories: Adult Language, Adult Content, Brief Nudity

Rating: PG13

Audio Format: Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1, English/Spanish

Video Format: HDTV, Letterbox, Closed Captioning