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Waiting for Godot (2001)

Two tramps wait for a man named Godot, but instead meet a pompous man and his stooped-over slave.

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Samuel Beckett (play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Barry McGovern Barry McGovern ... Vladimir
Johnny Murphy ... Estragon
Alan Stanford Alan Stanford ... Pozzo
Stephen Brennan ... Lucky
Sam McGovern ... Boy
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Storyline

Two tramps wait for a man named Godot, but instead meet a pompous man and his stooped-over slave.

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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 2001 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Esperando Godot See more »

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Dolby

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Sam McGovern (the messenger boy) is the son of Barry McGovern (Vladimir). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Estragon: [struggles to remove his boot and fails] Nothing to be done.
Vladimir: I'm beginning to come round to that opinion. All my life I've tried to put it from me, saying Vladimir, be reasonable, you haven't yet tried everything. And I resumed the struggle.
[to Estragon]
Vladimir: So there you are again.
Estragon: Am I?
Vladimir: I'm glad to see you back. I thought you were gone forever.
Estragon: Me too.
Vladimir: Together again at last! We'll have to celebrate this. But how? Get up till I embrace you.
Estragon: Not now, not now.
[...]
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Connections

Version of Wachten op Godot (1973) See more »

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This Play Defines Masterpiece and a Film Record Was Essential
14 November 2013 | by JohnLeeTSee all my reviews

A stunning adaptation on film of Beckett's overwhelmingly brilliant play. It stands as the ultimate monument to Existential thought and McGovern's incredibly beautiful interpretation of his role is a reference point for all actors who follow in his footsteps. I have seen a dozen or so versions of Godot, both on stage and in film, and this is the epitome of cinema adaptations. It was absolutely essential this play among all of Beckett's works be captured for posterity on film and the result is almost perfect. This is a wonderful gift to those who will never have the opportunity to view a live stage production and anyone who views it will be eternally grateful for it. It is a treasure for the ages indeed and the fact that Barry McGovern is cast in this film makes it all the more invaluable to the intellectual elite as well as the reality show masses. Beckett speaks to both groups and across all levels of society. No other work of the written word communicates so much in so little time and does it so powerfully. If you have never read or seen any thing written by Beckett, prepare yourself for one of the purest, most powerfully overwhelming experiences of your life when you sit down to view this film. I envy you what you are about to feel, how your life is about to be changed, and how your soul is about to be touched. What a magnificent gift awaits you.


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