Anonymus

Deutschland USA 2010/2011 Spielfilm

Summary

The movie takes up the theories of several renowned literary scholars and investigates the question whether William Shakespeare was perhaps an impostor whose works were written by another, anonymous author. The (fictitious) story is set in 17th century London: Edward de Vere, 17th  Earl of Oxford, is an educated and passionate author. All his secretly composed plays are piled up in a closet. As a member of aristocracy of Elizabethan England his social status prohibits him to publish his works. He pays stage author Ben Jonson to publish them under his name. Despite his initial reservation Jonson agrees and places his reliance on actor William Shakespeare who is not adverse to a drink or two. At the same time de Vere who was banned from the royal court tries to take influence on the power struggles at the palace, thereby relying on the last means which he has left – the theatre.

 

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Credits

Director

Screenplay

Director of photography

Editing

Cast

All Credits

Director

Assistant director

Screenplay

Director of photography

Assistant camera

Steadycam operator

Still photography

Production design

Set dresser

Storyboard

Prop master

Construction manager

Costume design

Editing

Foley editor

Sound assistant

Audio mixing

Special effects

Cast

Voice

Dubbing

Location manager

Production assistant

Shoot

    • 22.03.2010 - 04.06.2010: Potsdam, Studio Babelsberg
Duration:
3553 m, 130 min
Format:
35mm
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby Digital
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 11.10.2011, 129741, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Aufführung (GB): Oktober 2011, London, Film Festival;
Kinostart (DE): 10.11.2011

Titles

  • Weiterer Titel (DE) Anonymous
  • Originaltitel (DE) Anonymus

Versions

Original

Duration:
3553 m, 130 min
Format:
35mm
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby Digital
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 11.10.2011, 129741, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Aufführung (GB): Oktober 2011, London, Film Festival;
Kinostart (DE): 10.11.2011

Awards

Deutscher Filmpreis 2012
  • Filmpreis in Gold, Beste Tongestaltung
  • Filmpreis in Gold, Bestes Maskenbild
  • Filmpreis in Gold, Bestes Kostümbild
  • Filmpreis in Gold, Bester Schnitt
  • Filmpreis in Gold, Beste Ausstattung
  • Filmpreis in Gold, Beste Kamera