Richard III (1995) Ian McKellen, Robert Downey Jr, Annette Bening
A murderous lust for the British throne sees Richard III (Ian McKellen) descend into madness. Though the setting is transposed to the 1930s, England is torn by civil war, split between the rivaling houses of York and Lancaster. Richard aspires to a fascist dictatorship, but must first remove the obstacles to his ascension -- among them his brother, his nephews and his brother's wife (Annette Bening). When the Duke of Buckingham (Jim Broadbent) deserts him, Richard's plans are compromised.
Starring: Ian McKellen, Robert Downey Jr, Annette Bening, Maggie Smith, Jim Broadbent
Viewer Quote: "This film is brilliantly played, superbly thought out, and totally gripping! Richard III is all about power and how it corrupts. Richard is presented as a Hitler-like character. It's an ugly story, yet the light of goodness shines through in the roles of the Duchess of York, Maggie Smith, and Queen Elizabeth, Annette Bening. The cast is superb. Even if you don't like Shakespeare I recommend this film. It's a great story and the technical aspects of it are top-notch!"
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