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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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Tim Blake Nelson


Jeff Danna


Mekhi Phifer, Josh Hartnett, Julia Stiles, Elden Henson


Brad Kaaya

Director of Photography

Russell Lee Fine


Kate Sanford


Daniel Fried, Eric Gitter, Anthony Rhulen

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Countries of production

United States of America

Screenplay based on

Othello (William Shakespeare)



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