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National Theatre Encores – Obsession
27 May 2017 - 11 June 2017| €12 | Tickets
Date and Time:
Encore: Saturday May 27 2017, 7.30PM
Encore: Sunday June 11 2017, 7:30PM
Venue: Cinema (St James Cavalier)
Starring Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer, The Talented Mr Ripley) as the aimless but irresistible drifter Gino, this chilling drama is based on Luchino Visconti’s film, Obsession (1943) – itself an adaptation of James M. Cain’s novel, The Postman Always Rings Twice.
The tale is based on a classic genre trope that still retains its electrifying impact – the love triangle of the classic Noir dramas. As in its literary and filmic sources, this exciting new interpretation paints a mesmerizing picture of passion, violence and forbidden desire; a chance meeting with a married couple rapidly draws our protagonist into an obsessive love affair with a married woman, leading the lovers to plot a muderous conspiracy against her husband. Driven by such heady emotions, the pair inevitably find themselves caught between the dangerous poles of love, hate, lustful desire and self-destruction.
Obsession is directed by the hailed Belgian director, Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler) and produced by Barbican Theatre Productions Limited, London and Hove’s own Toneelgroep Amsterdam. It is co-commissioned by Wiener Festwochen and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, co-produced by Holland Festival and David Binder Productions and supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
- Spazju Kreattiv – Fondazzjoni Kreattività, St James Cavalier, Valletta
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- 120 min
- Creative Team
- Ivo van Hove (Director), Jan Peter Gerrits (Adaptation and Dramaturgy), Jan Versweyveld (Set Design and Lighting)
- With the participation of
- Jude Law, Halina Reijn, Gijs Scholten van Aschat and Robert de Hoog