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Orlando (1992)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Fantasy | 9 June 1993 (USA)
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Young nobleman Orlando is commanded by Queen Elizabeth I to stay forever young. Miraculously, he does just that. The film follows him as he moves through several centuries of British ... See full summary »



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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Quentin Crisp ...
Jimmy Somerville ...
Falsetto / Angel
John Bott ...
Orlando's Father
Elaine Banham ...
Orlando's Mother
Anna Farnworth ...
Sara Mair-Thomas ...
Anna Healy ...
Dudley Sutton ...
Lord Francis Vere
Jerome Willis ...
Viktor Stepanov ...
Russian Ambassador (as Victor Stepanov)
Princess Sasha
Mary MacLeod ...
First Older Woman


Young nobleman Orlando is commanded by Queen Elizabeth I to stay forever young. Miraculously, he does just that. The film follows him as he moves through several centuries of British history, experiencing a variety of lives and relationships along the way, and even changing sex. Written by Phythian

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 June 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Орландо  »

Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)


$5,289,772 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Though top billed second after Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane's time screening does not exceed 12 minutes duration of the film. See more »


The Khan: It has been said to me that the English make a habit of collecting... countries.
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Crazy Credits

For Beatrice Quennell "Hunny" 1897 - 1989 See more »


Referenced in Some Are Born (2015) See more »


Composed by Sally Potter, Jimmy Somerville, David Motion
Published by Copyright Conrtol/ Virgin Music
Performed by Jimmy Somerville
Courtesy of London Records
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A feast for the jaded filmgoer.
2 February 2001 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Orlando" is a curiously ravishing series of essays built around an the title character's travel through four centuries and two genders. The film's critical acclaim and awards in contrast with the luke warm IMDB user rating is testimony to the esoterics and queer plot of the film. "Orlando's" artful and elegant presentation features a wonderful performance by Swinton, sumptuous costuming, lush locations, and a screenplay rich in comedic overtones and serious undercurrents. Not for everyone but a wonderful film for the jaded.

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