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Orlando (1992)

 -  Drama | Fantasy | Romance  -  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 & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Quentin Crisp ...
Jimmy Somerville ...
Falsetto / Angel
John Bott ...
Orlando's Father
Elaine Banham ...
Orlando's Mother
Anna Farnworth ...
Clorinda
Sara Mair-Thomas ...
Favilla
Anna Healy ...
Euphrosyne
Dudley Sutton ...
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Earl of Moray
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Lord Francis Vere
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Translator
Viktor Stepanov ...
Russian Ambassador (as Victor Stepanov)
Charlotte Valandrey ...
Princess Sasha
Mary MacLeod ...
First Older Woman
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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 history, experiencing a variety of lives and relationships along the way, and even changing sex. Written by Phythian

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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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

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9 June 1993 (USA)  »

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Orlando - A Mulher Imortal  »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$5,289,772 (USA)
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Though top billed second after Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane's time screening does not exceed 12 minutes duration of the film. See more »

Quotes

Queen Elizabeth I: [conferring the family estate upon Orlando] For you and for your heirs, Orlando: the house.
Orlando: Your Majesty, I am forever...
Queen Elizabeth I: But on one condition. Do not fade. Do not wither. Do not grow old.
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For Beatrice Quennell "Hunny" 1897 - 1989 See more »


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ELIZA IS THE FAIREST QUEEN
Composed by Edward Johnson
Performed by Jimmy Somerville
Courtesy of London Records
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great sensitivity...
4 December 2008 | by (Geneva, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

Absolutely superb movie...

just saw it right before writing this...

remember having seen the clip on YT,

and it gave me the feeling I should enjoy it :

I definitively did !

As say others comments, mesmerizing, mysterious, delicate...

and very profound even though quiet hidden at the beginning...

It reveals this aspect, like all the movie, like a woman in love,

slowly, enigmatically, words after words, with great sensitivity...

And Tilda Swinton, wow ! what an actress !

Plus she's beautiful ! I didn't see any movie with her before,

but for sure gonna see some more...

Not at all a usual Jimmy Somerville fan, I just love his part too ;

and last song leaves you full of hope in our humanity.

Music, cinematography, set design and costuming are absolutely exquisite and stunning.

But unfortunately guess this exceptional movie is not for everyone's taste..

In one sentence, Sally Potter made a movie that you won't forget !

Her film eventually expresses what Orson Welles wrote with so much accuracy :

"a film is never really good unless the camera is an eyes in the head of a poet"


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