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Orlando (1992)

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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 »

Director:

Sally Potter

Writers:

Sally Potter, Virginia Woolf (novel)
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tilda Swinton ... Orlando
Quentin Crisp Quentin Crisp ... Queen Elizabeth I
Jimmy Somerville ... Falsetto / Angel
John Bott ... Orlando's Father
Elaine Banham Elaine Banham ... Orlando's Mother
Anna Farnworth Anna Farnworth ... Clorinda
Sara Mair-Thomas ... Favilla
Anna Healy Anna Healy ... Euphrosyne
Dudley Sutton ... King James I
Simon Russell Beale ... Earl of Moray
Matthew Sim ... Lord Francis Vere
Jerome Willis ... Translator
Viktor Stepanov ... Russian Ambassador (as Victor Stepanov)
Charlotte Valandrey ... Princess Sasha
Mary MacLeod Mary MacLeod ... First Older Woman
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

UK | Russia | Italy | France | Netherlands

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

9 June 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Орландо See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$5,289,772
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

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

The Khan: It has been said to me that the English make a habit of collecting... countries.
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Crazy Credits

For Beatrice Quennell "Hunny" 1897 - 1989 See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Alternative Queen's Message (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Eliza Is the Fairest Queen
Composed by Edward Johnson
Performed by Jimmy Somerville
Courtesy of London Records
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Stunning visuals,lacking plot
18 August 2015 | by naomioosterhuisSee all my reviews

Though the film has exquisitely stunning visuals and everything looks absolutely beautiful, it just doesn't seem to grasp certain (I think:key) aspects of the book. It might be that their is way too much book to put in one film, but it does make the story less good and certain things would just have been much better, were they done like in the book. Many things just don't get enough time, though other things are added, or changed without making it better. I'd think that when you haven't read the book, you'd enjoy the film more, as always, but that even then you could see that some things could better be done differently. I'd recommend it though, because of the absolutely beautiful way everything is made. The sets are really beautiful and I give my compliments for those. Though the plot and how it is done in general lacks, how stunning everything looks makes it more than worth watching.


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