Obsession
Obsession

In Theaters May 11

NT Live

Obsession

Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer, The Talented Mr Ripley) stars in the stage production of Obsession, captured live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film. Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a roadside restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart.

The stage production of Obsession is produced by Barbican Theatre Productions Limited, London and Toneelgroep Amsterdam; 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.

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Obsession

Run Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

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Categories: Arts & Entertainment

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captured live from the Barbican Theatre in London

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Broadcast to cinemas nationwide

Press Quotes

Jude Law smoulders Dominic Cavendish The Telegraph
Law and Halina Reijn impress in Ivo van Hove’s stylish stage version of Visconti’s 1942 film Michael Billington The Guardian
Jude Law broods compellingly in Ivo van Hove’s production Ian Shuttleworth Financial Times

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