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Release Date: December 29, 2004Running Time: 127 mins.
MPAA Rating: RBox Office: $3,752,725.00
Genre: Adaptation, Comedy, Drama


Al Pacino

Jeremy Irons

Joseph Fiennes

Lynn Collins

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Set in 16th century Venice, Bassanio is the typical Elizabethan lover and aristocrat--young, impulsive, romantic--whose lavish lifestyle has left him deep in debt and desperately in love with the fair Portia of Belmont. But to win her hand, he must prove his worth. To prove his worth, he must not only raise money he doesn't have, but he must also correctly solve the riddle of matrimony bequeathed by Portia's late father. Determined to call Portia his bride, Bassanio employs the support of his dear friend Antonio, a successful merchant residing in Venice. But Antonio is short of resources and must use his credit for a loan. This loan comes in the form of Shylock, a Jewish loan shark who, like... Full Summary >>