Romeo & Juliet (1996)
The classic Shakespearean romantic tragedy is updated by director Baz Luhrmann to a post-modern Verona Beach where swords are merely a brand of gun and bored youths are easily spurred toward violence. Longtime rivals in religion and business, the Montagues and the Capulets share a page from the Jets and Sharks of West Side Story when they form rival gangs. At a party thrown by the Capulets, their teenage children, Romeo Montague (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Juliet Capulet (Clare Danes), meet and quickly fall in love. They race towards a secret marriage, and when it seems that there may be some hope to bring the two warring sides together, events take a tragic turn.
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, Brian Dennehy, John Leguizamo, Pete Postlethwaite.
This season Draíocht collaborates with Access Cinema to bring 'Romeo & Juliet' for Secondary School Students. Recommended age: 12+
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CERT: 12 Language: English Dur: 120 mins
In association with Access Cinema