The world of the film is Tuscany at the turn of the last century. Necklines are high. Parents are rigid. Social convention is a large part of everyday life and to be an aristocrat still means something.
This is the setting for director Michael Hoffman's adaptation of Shakespeare's classic comedy 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. There is a raucous mixture of love triangles, mischievous fairies, revelry, love potions, spells, dreams, weddings, a play, and finally, three happy couples heading off to their marriage beds. As Puck so aptly puts it: "What fools these mortals be!"
A major film starring Rupert Everett, Calista Flockhart, Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer and Stanley Tucci.