Romeo e Giulietta

Category

Feature films

International title

Romeo and Juliet

Country of production

United Kingdom, Italy

Year

1968

Synopsis

«Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona, where we lay our scene, from ancient grudge break to new mutiny, where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.» Verona, 16th century. The noble families of Montecchi and Capulets have been fighting for generations. When Romeo and Juliet, adolescent children of enemy families, meet at a masquerade party, a forbidden love story begins.

Subject

William Shakespeare

Direction

Franco Zeffirelli

Script

Franco Brusati, Masolino D'Amico, Franco Zeffirelli

Photography

Pasquale De Santis

Scenography

Lorenzo Mongiardino, Luciano Puccini

Costumes

Danilo Donati

Original music

Nino Rota

Editing

Reginald Mills

Cast

Leonard Whiting, Olivia Hussey, John McEnery, Milo O’Shea, Pat Heywood, Robert Stephens, Michael York, Bruce Robinson, Paul Hardwick, Natasha Parry, Antonio Pierfederici, Esmeralda Ruspoli, Roberto Bisacco, Roberto Antonelli, Bruno Filippini, Paola Tedesco, Laurence Olivier

Producer

John Brabourne, Anthony Havelock-Allan

Production

BHE Films, Verona Produzione, Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica

Distributor

Paramount Pictures