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The affair between King Edward VIII and American divorcée Wallis Simpson, and a contemporary romance between a married woman and a Russian security guard.

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In 1998, an auction of the estate of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor causes great excitement. For one woman, Wally Winthrop, it has much more meaning. Wally becomes obsessed by their historic love story. As she learns more about the sacrifices involved, Wally gains her own courage to find happiness. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for some domestic violence, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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20 January 2012 (UK)  »

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El romance del siglo  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$47,074 (USA) (3 February 2012)

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$582,075 (USA) (4 May 2012)
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Trivia

James Fox (King George V) and Laurence Fox (Prince Albert / King George VI) are father and son in real life. The former's elder brother Edward Fox had previously played King Edward VIII / the Duke of Windsor, the eldest son of King George V, in Edward & Mrs. Simpson (1978). See more »

Goofs

At the start of the film (2'40), Wally Winthrop is shown taking a bath. When she turns on the bath taps (faucets), the plug is clearly hanging down but in the next shot it is plugged in. See more »

Quotes

Wallis Simpson: Darling, they can't hurt you if you don't let them.
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Featured in Great Movie Mistakes IV (2012) See more »

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Written by Madonna, Julie Frost and James Harry
Produced by Madonna and William Orbit
Performed by Madonna
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Love conquers all?
25 October 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It's incredible to believe that this is the first major film Madonna has directed - and it's a real labour of love. 3 years have been spent making the movie and all the effort and hard work is right there in front of your eyes when you watch it.

An amazing story and stunning performances - particularly from Andrea Riseborough as Wallis Simpson.

The cinematography is a visual feast for the eyes and the costumes are wonderful. The piano led soundtrack is also another nice touch. I can still hear it playing in my ears now! It's ultimately a feminist statement about love and power. The entire production is stunning and Madonna's touch can be felt all over it.


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