Michael Hoffman directs an all-star cast in this version of one of Shakespeare's most popular works.

Set in Italy in the 1890's. Duke Theseus is unhappy because his daughter Helena passionately in love with Lysander, refuses to marry her suitor Demetrius . Helena's friend Hermia does love Demetrius, but her affection is unrequited.

The quartet escape into the woods, with Helena and Lysander determined to elope. Meanwhile, the fairy king and queen Oberon and Titania are quarrelling, and their dispute entangles a group of amateur actors rehearsing their play.

Kevin Kline as Nick Bottom
Roger Rees as Peter Quince
Sam Rockwell as Francis Flute
Max Wright as Robin Starveling
Bill Irwin as Tom Snout
Gregory Jbara as Snug
Stanley Tucci as Robin Goodfellow/Puck
Rupert Everett as Oberon
Michelle Pfeiffer as Titania
Anna Friel as Hermia
Dominic West as Lysander
Calista Flockhart as Helena
Christian Bale as Demetrius
David Strathairn as Theseus
Sophie Marceau as Hippolyta
Bernard Hill as Egeus
John Sessions as Philostrate


Certificate PG
Running Time 99 mins
Region 2
Main Language English, French, German, Spanish
Subtitles Dutch, French, Spanish,
Release Date 09/09/2002

Number of Discs 1
Special Features
Interactive Menus
Scene Access
Enhanced WS TV

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