Othello, el Comando Negro (1982, SPA/FRA) C-89m. * D: Max H. Bulois. Starring Tony Curtis, Joanna Pettet, Max H. Bulois, Ramiro Oliveros, Nadiuska, Fernando Sancho, Aldo Sambrell. Shakespeare's Othello is transferred to a mercenary camp in Africa, where super hero Bulois (also director and writer) falls in love with white Pettet (the Desdemona of the story). Why Curtis agreed to play Iago (a colonel here) is anyone's guess. Heavy-handed, pretentious, almost laughable; Shakespeare never had it so bad, even though his story is paired with music from Beethoven here. Also known as OTHELLO, OTHELLO, THE BLACK COMMANDO and simply THE BLACK COMMANDO.


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