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Updated retelling of William Shakespeare's tragedy 'Othello', which drops the story into the modern-day setting of an elite private school in the American South.

Mekhi Phifer stars as Odin James, the only black kid in the school, and also a champion basketball player, who is dating the popular and beautiful Desi (Julia Stiles).

But his best friend Hugo (Josh Hartnett) resents his popularity, and in particular Odin's relationship with Hugo's father, basketball coach Duke (Martin Sheen).

To make Odin jealous and sabotage his popular status, Hugo embarks upon a carefully planned scheme of revenge, laying a series of signs to make it look as though Desi is cheating on Odin with teammate Michael (Andrew Keenan).

Consumed by jealousy, Odin starts to lose his grip on everything that he holds dear...


  • Format: DVD
  • Region: 2
  • Certification: (15)
  • EAN: 5060223762708
  • Catalogue number: MIRLGD94521
  • Studio: Miramax
  • Release date:
  • Genre: Drama
  • Colour: Colour


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