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ROMEO & JULIET (1968)

ROMEO & JULIET (1968)

  • Directed by Franco Zeffirelli
  • Starring Leonard Whiting, Olivia Hussey, Milo O'Shea, Michael York, John McEnery
  • 150mins | UK Italy | (PG)

In the Italian city of Verona, the Montague and the Capulet families are perpetually feuding. When Romeo (Leonard Whiting), a handsome young Montague, disregards convention by attending a Capulet ball, he falls in love with the beautiful Juliet (Olivia Hussey), a Capulet. After a brief courtship, the two elope, creating even greater tension between their families. Italian director Franco Zeffirelli's film is considered one of the best screen versions of Shakespeare's classic love story.