Hamlet

Movie • 1996 • Drama  

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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother now marrying the murderer... his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.
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Does the dog die?
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titus_autisticus
None, but Act 2, Scene 2 has a passing mention of a (hypothetical) dead dog in line 181-182. It's relatively easy to miss.
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Unanswered Triggers
Are animals abused?
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Does a pet die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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titus_autisticus
There are no literal animals in Hamlet.
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Does a horse die?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Does someone vomit?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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titus_autisticus
There is quite a bit of spying.
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Assault
Is there pedophilia?
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KristenC
Ophelia is put in a straight jacket, and a couple instances of people being held back to prevent violence
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Bodily Harm
Is there cannibalism?
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Is there a hanging?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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KristenC
Kind of? Old school treatment of mentally ill including being hosed down and put in a cell, straight jacket.
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Children
Does a kid die?
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KristenC
I'm assuming someone said "yes" because a character could be interpreted as a minor, but her age is never given in this movie or original text. The actress playing her is 19.
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
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Vio
Prince Hamlet, King Hamlet, Gertrude, Claudius, Polonius, Ophelia, Laertes, Rosencrantz, and Guidenstern
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Does someone die?
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Vio
It’s Hamlet. Yes of course people die.
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Family
Does a parent die?
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pedanther
Hamlet's father died before the movie starts, and he is still grieving throughout. His mother and stepfather die in the course of the movie, as does the father of Ophelia and Laertes.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
Are there jump scares?
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Are there ghosts?
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titus_autisticus
Hamlet's deceased father appears as a ghost four times (Act 1, Scene 1; Act 1, Scenes 4 and 5; and Act 3, Scene 4). The nature of his ghost as a devilish figure versus as a legitimate apparition is a matter of debate, however. This page pertains to the 1996 film of Hamlet but it is worth noting a few productions, like the Meno Fortas one, have the Ghost's role more prominent.
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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LGBTQ+
Is there bisexual cheating?
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Medical
Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
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KristenC
Hamlet's mental illness is debatable in this movie and the original text. He is certainly Going Through It and violent.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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KristenC
No one is sure in the original text or most adaptations if Ophelia intentionally drowned herself, it is never depicted.
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Prejudice
Does the black guy die first?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Is there bestiality?
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Spoiler
Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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titus_autisticus
There are no cars in Mediaeval Denmark
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Does a plane crash?
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titus_autisticus
There are no planes in Mediaeval Denmark
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Violence
Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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titus_autisticus
Ophelia drowns; this is reported by Gertrude in Act 4, Scene 7. I can't think of any production that shows the drowning onstage or onscreen, though, and whether Ophelia's drowning is an accident or a suicide isn't 100% explicit.
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Is there gun violence?
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