NT LIVE: OBSESSION

Rating: EX15+
Length: 119 minutes
Cast: Jude Law
Director: Ivo van Hove
Based on Luchino Visconti's 1943 film

Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer, The Talented Mr Ripley) stars in the stage production of Obsession, captured live from the Barbican Theatre in London.
Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film.

Synopsis:
A dark, psychological tale, examining the relationship of a couple, the power of seduction and how far they will go to be with each other. 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.

Based on the acclaimed neorealist 1943 Visconti film, which in turn is based on the noir classic The Postman Always Rings Twice.

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.

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