National Theatre Live: Obsession

National Theatre Live: Obsession

A FILM BY: Ivo van Hove
STARRING: Jude Law, Halina Reijn

Jude Law (THE YOUNG POPE, CLOSER, THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY stars in the stage production of OBSESSION, broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the BridgeHedda Gabler) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film.

Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side 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.

"Law and Halina Reijn impress in Ivo van Hove’s stylish stage version of Visconti’s 1942 film" --The Guardian

Technical Information

Production Year: 2017
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Language: English
Run Time: 150 mins
Format: DCP