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Grace of Monaco (2014)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Romance | 14 May 2014 (France)
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The story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly's crisis of marriage and identity, during a political dispute between Monaco's Prince Rainier III and France's Charles De Gaulle, and a looming French invasion of Monaco in the early 1960s.

Director:

Olivier Dahan

Writer:

Arash Amel (screenplay)
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicole Kidman ... Grace
Tim Roth ... Prince Rainier
Frank Langella ... Francis Tucker
Paz Vega ... Maria Callas
Parker Posey ... Madge
Milo Ventimiglia ... Rupert Allan
Geraldine Somerville ... Princess Antoinette
Nicholas Farrell ... Jean-Charles Rey
Robert Lindsay ... Aristote Onassis
Derek Jacobi ... Count Fernando D'Aillieres (as Sir Derek Jacobi)
André Penvern ... Charles de Gaulle
Jeanne Balibar ... Countess Baciochi
Flora Nicholson Flora Nicholson ... Phyllis
Yves Jacques ... Mr. Delavenne
Olivier Rabourdin ... Emile Pelletier
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Storyline

1961. Princess Grace, the former Grace Kelly, has been married to Prince Rainier of Monaco now for five years, they having two young children. Her transition from famed Oscar-winning Hollywood actress from a humble background as the daughter of a Philadelphia bricklayer to European princess of a small, exclusive and tight-knit principality has been a difficult one, the Monagasques who have been less than welcoming to her in her outspoken American nature. Even in her official charity work as head of a women's committee for the Red Cross, the other committee members largely grumble under their breath about her as their leader. Despite loving Rainier, their marriage is a largely distant one emotionally as he focuses on his role as monarch, now an especially difficult time in the on-going tension between Monaco and France under the leadership of Charles de Gaulle, who would, if he could, annex Monaco back under French control. She has a small entourage of trusted advisers who lead her ... Written by Huggo

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The greatest role Grace Kelly would ever play.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

France | Switzerland | Belgium | Italy

Language:

English | French | Italian

Release Date:

14 May 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Grace de Mónaco See more »

Filming Locations:

Monaco See more »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the French dubbed version of the film, Julie Gayet, the mistress of French president François Hollande, assumed Nicole Kidman's lead role. See more »

Goofs

The map with "New Monaco" was written in English (and not in French). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Chauffeur: Up here you can see the whole of Monaco, Mr. Hitchcock.
Hitchcock: Yes, I know.
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Connections

Referenced in Filmbarátok Podcast: Episode #1.51 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Gymnopedie No. 3
Written by Erik Satie
Orchestration: Claude Debussy
Performed by L'Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse
Directed by Michel Plasson
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Far from Graceless
13 June 2014 | by girvsjointSee all my reviews

First of all, this is not a biography, it's about an event that apparently took place in Monaco in the early 1960's. The French President deciding Monaco should pay taxes to France? After all the negative reviews, I was expecting the worst, but was surprised I quite enjoyed it. Nicole Kidman was most effective as Grace Kelly, and I can't think of anyone else today who could have handled that difficult role so well. Tim Roth was not as good looking as the real Prince Rainier, and Nicole's 5'11" towered over him. I thought the guy who played Hitchcock was better than the recent screen versions! Perhaps the film should have been titled 'Monaco in Crisis' or some such, so as not to mislead people into thinking this would be a bio of Grace Kelly?


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