Shakespeare's text remains but the setting for the perennial tragedy of young love has been updated by Strictly Ballroom director Baz Luhrmann to the mob-ruled, modern-day Verona Beach. Here, the Montagues and the Capulets continue their feud - against a backdrop of designer guns, customised cars and incessant music.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Baz Luhrmann

Written by: Craig Pearce, Baz Luhrmann

Produced by: Gabriella Martinelli, Baz Luhrmann

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio (Romeo), Claire Danes (Juliet), Pete Postlethwaite (father Laurence), Paul Sorvino (Fulgencio Capulet), Diane Venora (Gloria Capulet)

Nominations and Awards

  • Screen International Award (for a non-European film) 1997
  • People's Choice Award 1997