Prospero's Books

Prospero's Books (1991)

A magician's spell, the innocence of young love and a dream of revenge unite to create a tempest.

  • Genre: Drama, Fantasy
  • Release Date: 1991-08-30
  • User Rating: 7.3/10 from 53 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 0min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Caméra One
  • Production Country: Japan, United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Italy
  • Director:
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An exiled magician finds an opportunity for revenge against his enemies muted when his daughter and the son of his chief enemy fall in love in this uniquely structured retelling of the 'The Tempest'.

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  • John Gielgud

    as Prospero
  • Michael Clark

    as Caliban
  • Michel Blanc

    as Alonso
  • Erland Josephson

    as Gonzalo
  • Isabelle Pasco

    as Miranda
  • Tom Bell

    as Antonio
  • Kenneth Cranham

    as Sebastian
  • Mark Rylance

    as Ferdinand
  • Marie Angel

    as Iris
  • Ute Lemper

    as Ceres
  • Deborah Conway

    as Juno
  • Paul Russell

    as Ariel
  • Gerard Thoolen

    as Adrian
  • Pierre Bokma

    as Francisco
  • Jim van der Woude

    as Trinculo
  • Michiel Romeyn

    as Stephano
  • Orpheo

    as Ariel
  • James Thiérrée

    as Ariel
  • Emil Wolk

    as Ariel
Writing William Shakespeare Writer
Camera Sacha Vierny Director of Photography
Sound Michael Nyman Original Music Composer
Art Jan Roelfs Production Design
Writing Peter Greenaway Screenplay
Directing Peter Greenaway Director
Sound Chris Wyatt Sound Editor
Art Ben van Os Production Design
Crew Michael Clark Choreographer
Production Kees Kasander Producer
Art Ben Zuydwijk Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Ellen Lens Costume Design
Sound Mike Dowson Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Mathew Knights Sound Editor
Editing Marina Bodbijl Editor
Costume & Make-Up Sara Meerman Makeup Artist
Art Rik Overberg Set Decoration
Art Claudia Valentijn Set Decoration
Art Wendy Valentijn Set Decoration