King Lear 1987

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King Lear ★½ 1987

Loosely adapted from Shakespeare's tragedy of a king who loses everything. A fragmented French existential reading with gangster undercurrent. This updated version is dark, ominous, wandering, strange, and quite unlike the other 1984 remake. Or any other remake, for that matter. 91m/C VHS . SI Peter Sellars, Burgess Meredith, Molly Ringwald, Jean-Luc Godard, Woody Allen; D: Jean-Luc Godard; W: Norman Mailer.