Coriolanus (2011)

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“Coriolanus” is a 2011 film adaptation of William Shakespeare’s tragedy of the same name, directed by and starring Ralph Fiennes. The film is set in modern-day Rome and tells the story of the titular character, a successful general who is banished from the city after a dispute with the government. He then seeks revenge by forming an alliance with his sworn enemy and leading an army to attack Rome.

The film explores themes of power, politics, loyalty, and betrayal, as Coriolanus struggles to reconcile his military prowess with his disdain for the politics and politicians of Rome. It features powerful performances by Fiennes as Coriolanus, Gerard Butler as his nemesis Aufidius, and Vanessa Redgrave as his mother, Volumnia.

“Coriolanus” received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised Fiennes’ directorial debut and his performance as the conflicted protagonist. The film was noted for its modern-day setting, which highlighted the timelessness of Shakespeare’s themes, and for its use of handheld cameras and naturalistic lighting to create a gritty and intense atmosphere.

Despite its critical acclaim, “Coriolanus” was a commercial disappointment, grossing only $2.3 million worldwide against a production budget of $7.7 million. Nevertheless, the film remains a powerful and visceral adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s lesser-known plays, and a testament to the enduring relevance of his work.

Duration: 123 min.


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