The Merchant of Little Venice

2009, 100 minutes

Set in the 20th Century, a merchant must default on a large loan from an abused Jewish moneylender for a friend with romantic ambitions, the bitterly vengeful creditor demands a gruesome payment instead.

A modern day adaptation of 'The Merchant of Venice' set in Little Venice, London. The plot involves a Shylock, a greedy Jewish money-lender. He has lost his beloved daughter when she elopes with a man who belongs to a virulently anti-Semitic society. Shylock seeks a literal 'pound of flesh' from the Merchant of Venice - Antonia when she fails to pay the debt. The loan was taken for her good friend Bassanio. Portia, defends Antonia from Shylock's legal suit. Shylock ends by renouncing his faith and his fortune.


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