Romeo and Juliet

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Released 1968

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Director:
Franco Zeffirelli
Released:
1968
Rating:
PG
Romeo and Juliet is the 1968 Franco Zeffirelli production of the Shakespeare tragedy. The story surrounds the forbidden love of two teens from enemy houses in 17th century Verona, Italy. After meeting at a feast, star-crossed teens, seventeen-year-old Romeo Montague (Leonard Whiting) and 13-year-old Juliet Capulet (Olivia Hussey) meet and fall in love. Although they long to be together, their love affair is hampered by the long-standing feud between their families. After the pair is secretly married by Friar Laurence (Milo O'Shea), Romeo kills Juliet's cousin Tybalt (Michael York) in a feud. The Prince of Verona (Robert Stephens) banishes Romeo from Verona as punishment. Juliet's father Lord Capulet (Paul Hardwick) arranges for her to marry the wealthy Count Paris (Roberto Bisacco). Distraught and separated, Romeo and Juliet must find a way to remain true to one another. With the help of Friar Laurence, the duo hopes that they can finally find true happiness.

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Drama

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Love & Romance, Classics