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The Merchant of Venice Plot

Venice, 1596. Bassanio begs his friend Antonio, a prosperous merchant, to lend him a large sum of money so that he can woo Portia, a very wealthy heiress; but Antonio has invested his fortune abroad, so they turn to Shylock, a Jewish moneylender, and ask him for a loan.

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By Vinny
A Good Old Shakespearean Drama

The first full-length sound film of Shakespearean literature, Merchant of Venice is just beautiful. Featuring the dialogues from the play as they originally are, the true essence of the drama is seen with every portrayal. The characters are very good in their craft and are beautifully brought to life. The visuals are breathtaking and complement the details given by the master in the original. The movie is the direct representation, no adulteration whatsoever. The emotions are retained and so is the melancholic setting and mood of the entire movie.

The times and life of the European Age are shown quite divinely and it...

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