USA

Synopsis

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.
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Baz Luhrmann

Written by: Craig Pearce, Baz Luhrmann

Produced by: Gabriella Martinelli, Baz Luhrmann

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

Nominations and Awards

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