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an amazing film,
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This review is from: King Lear / Korol Lir (DVD)
I fully agree with Howard's opinion. This is an unquestionable masterpiece. Bleak, human and very painful. After watching Kozintsev's film Olivier's version will seem like a classical 19th century Shakespearian excercise - proper, somewhat overacted and without a touch of a true emotion. If you want to feel Lear, see this one. Possibly one of the best films ever made.