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Her Majesty (2001)

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Elizabeth is a popular thirteen year old who can't wait for the day the Queen of England visits her quaint New Zealand hometown. Her excitement becomes almost too much to bear upon learning... See full summary »

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Sally Andrews ... Elizabeth Wakefield
Anna Sheridan ... Annabel Leach
Mark Clare ... John Wakefield
... Victoria Wakefield
Geoff Snell ... Nigel Osgood
Craig Elliott ... Stuart Wakefield
... Trevor
Todd Emerson ... Fred
Alexander Gandar ... Murray
... Robert Davies
... Headmaster Stringfellow
Rachel Wallis ... Queen Elizabeth II (as Rachel E. Wallis)
Chris Hollyer ... Herald
Chris Tippett ... Thomas Cook
Virginia Wickham ... Rachel Wickstead
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Elizabeth is a popular thirteen year old who can't wait for the day the Queen of England visits her quaint New Zealand hometown. Her excitement becomes almost too much to bear upon learning that she might get to meet the Queen face to face! But as the rest of the town busies itself in eager anticipation of the big day, Elizabeth finds herself drawn to the elderly and mysterious outcast Hira. Written by Anonymous

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Two worlds. One day will change their lives forever.

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Rated PG for thematic elements and some mild language | See all certifications »
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20 January 2005 (New Zealand)  »

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Ihre Majestät  »

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The ideal family film for both the children and adults in the family.
11 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

"Her Majesty" is a delightful film that addresses light-hearted issues such as girlish crushes and important social commentary like racism, colonial rule, and `selective' history teachings. The story is similar to many told among all ethic backgrounds in New Zealand and around the world.

The beauty of New Zealand only contributes the excellent composure of each shot in this movie. The director of photography, Stephan Katz (Blues Brothers, 1980), allows the viewers a peak into the graceful countryside of New Zealand, but also the wide-eyed imagery that only a child can truly experience. First time director, Mark Gordon takes on all the hardships of working with children (the protagonist, Elizabeth, is played by a first time actor), a dog, and in a foreign country and executes perfectly. Although Mark Gordon is an American from California he manages to delve into New Zealand history and society in a way few New Zealanders would expect.

I personally am keeping my fingers crossed that this film will not be limited to the film festival circuits around the world; I would rather know it will be viewed and enjoyed by others wide spread. If you have an opportunity to see this film don't miss it. It is the ideal family film for both the children and adults in the family.

Enjoy!


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