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Edward II (1991)

In this Derek Jarman version of Christopher Marlowe's Elizabethan drama, in modern costumes and settings, Plantagenet king Edward II hands the power-craving nobility the perfect excuse by ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Edward II
Kevin Collins ... Lightborn, the Jailor
... Piers Gaveston
... Spencer
... Bishop of Winchester
... Isabella
... Kent
Jody Graber ... Prince Edward
... Mortimer
... Chorus of Nobility
Barbara New ... Chorus of Nobility
Andrea Miller ... Chorus of Nobility
Brian Mitchell ... Chorus of Nobility
David Glover ... Chorus of Nobility
John Quentin ... Chorus of Nobility
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In this Derek Jarman version of Christopher Marlowe's Elizabethan drama, in modern costumes and settings, Plantagenet king Edward II hands the power-craving nobility the perfect excuse by taking as lover besides his diplomatic wife, the French princess Isabel, not an acceptable lady at court but the ambitious Piers Gaveston, who uses his favor in bed even to wield political influence - the stage is set for a palace revolt which sends the gay pair from the throne to a terminal torture dungeon. Written by KGF Vissers

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A classic tale of sex, revenge, and love.

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Drama | History | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and sexuality, and for some language | See all certifications »

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18 October 1991 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Eduardo II  »

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Box Office

Budget:

£750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,701, 6 May 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$694,438
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The poem which Allan Corduner reads from in front of the King is Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Edward II: My father is deceased. Come Gaveston, and share the kingdom with thy dearest friend.
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Featured in Schau mir in die Augen, Kleiner (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
Composed by James Pierpont
Performed and arranged by Simon Fisher-Turner
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Pretentious
23 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

I think a couple of cinema school students have met to create this film, trying to make something "different". It makes a strange mixture of present and past, not 100% convincing. They seems to me more concentrated in the costumes, than in the film itself, it was like a mode parade. Symbology too pretentious.


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