Hamlet is a 1996 English-language Drama motion picture written by William Shakespeare and Kenneth Branagh. The movie is directed by Kenneth Branagh and produced by David Barron under the banner of Castle Rock Entertainment in collaboration with Columbia Pictures. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing. Hamlet features Kenneth Branagh, Julie Christie, Billy Crystal, G Rard Depardieu, Charlton Heston, Derek Jacobi and Jimmy Yuill. The screenplay is written by Kenneth Branagh which is inspired from Hamlet by William Shakespeare. The music was composed by Patrick Doyle. Cinematography was done by Alex Thomson and editing by Neil Farrell. The motion picture has a running time of 242 minutes. It was released on 25th December 1996 and it received positive reviews from critics when it was released. Hamlet was made on a budget of $18 million and at the box office it grossed only $5 million. Distribution rights for the film were acquired by Sony Pictures Releasing.
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