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W.E. (2011)

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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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Madonna
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Abbie Cornish ... Wally Winthrop
Andrea Riseborough ... Wallis Simpson
James D'Arcy ... Edward
Oscar Isaac ... Evgeni
Richard Coyle ... William Winthrop
David Harbour ... Ernest
James Fox ... King George V
Judy Parfitt ... Queen Mary
Haluk Bilginer ... Mohamed Al-Fayed
Geoffrey Palmer ... Stanley Baldwin
Natalie Dormer ... Elizabeth
Laurence Fox ... Bertie
Douglas Reith ... Lord Brownlow
Katie McGrath ... Lady Thelma
Christina Chong ... Tenten
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | History | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English | French | Russian

Release Date:

20 January 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

W.E. See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$47,074, 5 February 2012

Gross USA:

$583,455

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,042,203
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Semtex Films, IM Global See more »
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Some real pieces from Cartier's and Van Cleef & Arpels' archives, usually reserved for exhibition, were loaned to the film. The Cartier pieces came from Switzerland, and each piece had its own handler and two security guards. See more »

Goofs

When Evgeni leaves to go find Wally, it is nighttime, but when he finds her, there is daylight coming through the windows of her room. 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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Connections

References Downloading Nancy (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Manteca
Composed by Dizzy Gillespie (ASCAP), Walter Fuller (as Walter Gil Fuller) (ASCAP) and Luciano Pozo Gonzalez (ASCAP)
Performed by Dizzy Gillespie and His Orchestra
Published by Music Sales Corporation (ASCAP) and Twenty-Eight Street Music c/o Boosey & Hawkes Inc. (ASCAP)
Published by Seemsa (SGAE)
Master courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Inc. Licensed by Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd.
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Best version of this Romance
13 May 2012 | by mignonwolfSee all my reviews

I am not a fan of Madonna, her music and previous film stints do not do it for me.But I bear the greatest respect for her, she has gone where angels fear to tread,she is a pioneer of women, and she makes me proud to be one. I do not understand why this movie got such bad reviews. I found it well directed, casted and filmed. It is wildly romantic and thoroughly worth your time. The costumes are stunning and the dialogue intriguing. Perhaps all the reviewers with negative comments were male? It has happened before, but this is no "chick flick". My husband really enjoyed it also. Well he is in touch with his feminine side, but like Madonna he has balls the size of butternuts


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