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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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auction | king | love | cannes | pregnancy | See All (67) »

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Drama | History | Romance

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

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Release Date:

20 January 2012 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

El romance del siglo  »

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Wallis Simpson was a patron of the Paris couture house of Madeleine Vionnet in the 1930's. Her original orders are still held in the companies archives, and recreations of four of those gowns were made by the fashion house for this film. See more »

Goofs

In the newsreel scene from 1936 showing the funeral procession of Edward's father the King, the voiceover announcer says that "King George the Third has died and the nation mourns". It should of course have been King George the Fifth. See more »

Quotes

Edward: How do you find living in England Mrs Simpson?
Wallis Simpson: I'm always cold.
Edward: Maybe you need someone to keep you warm?
Wallis Simpson: Isn't that what husbands are for?
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Featured in The Big Picture: February 2012 (2012) See more »

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Night and Day
Composed by Cole Porter
Performed by Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra
© 1932 (Renewed) WB Music Corp. All Rights Reserved
Master courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
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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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