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Orlando (1992)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Fantasy | 9 June 1993 (USA)
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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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
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Lord Francis Vere
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Translator
Viktor Stepanov ...
Russian Ambassador (as Victor Stepanov)
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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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Rated PG-13 for some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,289,772 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

As Orlando progresses throughout the years, during each new incarnation actress Tilda Swinton's eye color changes. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: She's lived for 400 years and hardly aged a day; but, because this is England, everyone pretends not to notice.
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With special thanks to Michael Powell 1905 - 1990 See more »

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Referenced in The 71st Annual Academy Awards (1999) 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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A stunning commentary on life and the sexes
1 August 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Simply put one of the best movies I have ever seen. The cast is amazing and deliver in their performances, the stunning visuals and beautiful music combine to create a dreamy atmosphere through which S. Potter uses Orlando as a medium to make subtle and elegant commentaries about life, the human condition and the struggle of the sexes to understand each other when they are basically two aspects of the same coin. As opposed to some of the other reviewers here I did not find the movie slow or boring at any time. Nor is it just about Orlando; there are multiple layers. It flows simply and quietly but with great intensity and an underlying irony at every moment. This film must be Potter's masterpiece.


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