Hamlet Goes Business
Filmfest 2004

“The plot of Shakespeare's Hamlet had already been transposed to the modern business world twice before but only Kaurismaki was able to see the dark humor and satirical implications of such a time-displacement effort: his Hamlet was set in a rubber duck factory, making all the passions torn to tatters seem slightly ridiculous. While the film follows the traditional tale of a son seeking revenge for his father's murder, Kaurismaki never misses an opportunity to skewer the business world.” Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

tags: Feature film

Cast: Pirkka-Pekka Petelius, Kati Outinen, Esko Salminen, Kari Väänänen


Director: Aki Kaurismäki