King Lear

(1971)
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King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, refuses to idly flatter the old man in return for favor, he banishes her and turns for support to his remaining daughters. But Goneril and Regan have no love for him and instead plot to take all his power from him. In a parallel, Lear's loyal courtier Gloucester favors his illegitimate son Edmund after being told lies about his faithful son Edgar. Madness and tragedy befall both ill-starred fathers.

  1. Grigori Kozintsev

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Jüri Järvet

    Jüri Järvet

    King Lear

  2. Galina Volchek

    Galina Volchek

    Regan

  3. Elza Radzina

    Elza Radzina

    Goneril

  4. Valentina Shendrikova

    Valentina Shendrikova

    Cordelia

  5. Oleg Dal

    Oleg Dal

    Fool

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Original Title Король Лир

Status Released

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  • February 8, 1971
    Theatrical

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Original Language Russian

Runtime 2h 19m

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