[cert 12, 120 mins]

Set in the created world of Verona Beach – a violent other-world set neither in the future nor in the past, where the Montagues and Capulets share an enmity that has become the birthright of their offspring. These wealthy, selfish, ruthless and powerful parents rule this created ad frequently corrupt world of businessmen and politicians against which unfolds the well-known love story. Stylistically, the film deliberately echoes genres with which a modern cinema-going audience is familiar.

Director:Baz Luhrmann

Starring:Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, John Leguizamo

Level:AS, A2, Scottish Highers, KS3, KS4

Subjects:English, Film Studies, Media Studies

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