Romeo and Juliet – Together in Death in Mexico City

The film was released on November 1, 1996, by 20th Century Fox to commercial success, and was met with generally positive reviews. American romantic crime tragedy film directed, co-produced, and co-written by Baz Luhrmann, co-produced by Gabriella Martinelli, and co-written by Craig Pearce.

Parroquia del Purísimo Corazón de María / Image: via

It is an adaptation and modernization of William Shakespeare’s tragedy Romeo and Juliet. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in the title roles. They instantly fall in love when Romeo crashes a party and meets Juliet, despite their being members of feuding families.

Most of the film was shot in Mexico City and Boca del Rio, Veracruz. For instance, the Capulet mansion was set at Chapultepec Castle while the ballroom was built on Stage One of Churubusco Studios and the church is Immaculate Heart of Mary in the Del Valle neighborhood.

Romeo & Juliet church scene – William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet  Film 1996 – Distributed by
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Iglesia del Purísimo Corazón de María where Romeo and Juliet wed in secret and where they die together / Image: via

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Featured Image: William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet 1996 
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