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Tim Blake Nelson

O-Othello (O-othello)

95' - 2001 - Drama, Romance - Dialogue: English
Director: Tim Blake Nelson Composer: Jeff Danna With: Mekhi Phifer, Josh Hartnett, Julia Stiles, Elden Henson
The film sets the tragedy of ‘Othello’ at South Carolina boarding school, where Odin James, the only black kid in a high school full of rich white kids, has been brought to the school for his skill on the basketball court. He is about to lead his team through the play-offs, and he has recently won the love of a dean’s daughter, Desi. Hugo, one of the other basketball players and the son of their coach, the Duke, feels neglected by his father and overshadowed by Odin. He forms a vicious plan. His vendetta is two-fold: snag Desi and bring Odin down; and this will result in a bloody and all too familiar disaster.

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Credits

Director

Tim Blake Nelson

Composer

Jeff Danna

With

Mekhi Phifer, Josh Hartnett, Julia Stiles, Elden Henson

Scenario

Brad Kaaya

Director of Photography

Russell Lee Fine

Editor

Kate Sanford

Producer

Daniel Fried, Eric Gitter, Anthony Rhulen

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

United States of America

Screenplay based on

Othello (William Shakespeare)

Year

2001

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