Merchant of Venice
Michael Radford (screenplay)
William Shakespeare (play)
Cast Lynn Collins .... Portia Allan Corduner .... Tubal Charlie Cox .... Lorenzo Mackenzie Crook .... Launcelot Gobbo Joseph Fiennes .... Bassanio Gregor Fisher .... Solanio Jeremy Irons .... Antonio Radica Jovicic Kris Marshall .... Gratiano Julian Nest .... Venetian Court Clerk Al Pacino .... Shylock Zuleikha Robinson .... Jessica Tony Schiena .... Leonardo John Sessions .... Salerio (more)
Pacino's 'Merchant' Screens in VeniceAssociated Press
yahoo news pictures from the venice film festival (if this link doesn't work search for al pacino venice festival)
Hollywood rivals battle to bring The Merchant of Venice to screen, By Chris Hastings and Catherine Milner
rexfeatures.com pictures during filming
rexfeatures.com more pictures during filming
Italian article some good pictures
cinefestival.it Italian article
lanuovavenezia Italian article, some pictures from shooting.
gouvernement.lu It's in Italian, some pictures from shooting.
QUOTES ABOUT THE FILM
(about the issue of anti-Semitism in the play) "I accepted [the role] it because I thought that Michael Radford had put together a script that addressed certain issues that were important to deal with. I thought it was a character to play that could reflect a human experience. And that to me was more important. Because there's controversy over this type of material throughout the years, and I thought that Michael Radford's script addressed that. As soon as I read it, I thought, now I can do 'The Merchant of Venice.'"
Pacino's 'Merchant' Screens in Venice, Associated Press