2013, Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions, 107 min, USA, Dir: Joss Whedon

Director Joss Whedon gives Shakespeare's classic comedy a contemporary spin in this new adaptation, which was shot in B/W in just 12 days while remaining faithful to the original text. The story of sparring lovers Beatrice (Amy Acker) and Benedick (Alexis Denisof) offers a dark, sexy and occasionally absurd view of the intricate game that is love. “More than most adaptations, this is a film true to Shakespeare's practice of employing all means at hand to keep the crowd entertained.” – John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter

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