Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)

Director
Tom Stoppard

Main cast
Gary Oldman; Tim Roth; Richard Dreyfuss; Livio Badurina; Tomislav Maretic

Genres
Comedy, Drama

Description
Two minor characters from the play, "Hamlet" stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them.


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