The Rest Is Silence (Der Rest ist Schweigen)

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The Rest Is Silence, a German-made attempt to update Shakespeare, is one of the best and least self-conscious of this minor genre. As indicated by the title, the film's script is a "mufti" version of Hamlet, with young Hardy Kruger trying to prove that his uncle (Peter van Eyck) has killed his father. Direct references to the Shakespeare original abound, right down to the re-enactment of the crime for the benefit of the Uncle and the periodic appearances of the ghost of the hero's father. Interestingly, this 1960 film was released at the same time as a "straight" German version of Hamlet, made for television and starring Maximillian Schell. The original title of Rest Is Silence was Der Rest Ist Schweigen.

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Hardy Krüger
as John H. Claudius
Peter van Eyck
as Paul Claudius
Ingrid Andree
as Fee von Pohl
Adelheid Seeck
as Gertrud Claudius
Rudolf Forster
as Dr. von Pohl
Boy Gobert
as Mike R. Krantz
Rainer Penkert
as Maj. Horace
Heinz Drache
as Herbert von Pohl
Charles Regnier
as Inspector Fortner
Richard Allan
as Stanley Goulden
Robert Meyr
as Dr. Voltmann
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