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The Happy Prince (2018)

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The untold story of the last days in the tragic times of Oscar Wilde, a person who observes his own failure with ironic distance and regards the difficulties that beset his life with detachment and humor.

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Rupert Everett

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Rupert Everett
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Cast

Credited cast:
Colin Firth ... Reggie Turner
Emily Watson ... Constance Wilde
Colin Morgan ... Alfred Bosie Douglas
Rupert Everett ... Oscar Wilde
Tom Wilkinson ... Father Dunne
Anna Chancellor ... Mrs. Arbuthnott
Béatrice Dalle ... Café Manager
Ronald Pickup ... Judge
Julian Wadham ... Top Hat
John Standing ... Dr. Tucker
Joshua McGuire ... Ambrose Smithers
Edwin Thomas ... Robbie Ross
Daniel Weyman ... Beauchamp Denis Brown
André Penvern ... Mr. Dupoirier
Tom Colley ... Maurice Gilbert
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Storyline

In a cheap Parisian hotel room Oscar Wilde lies on his death bed. The past floods back, taking him to other times and places. Was he once the most famous man in London? The artist crucified by a society that once worshipped him? Under the microscope of death he reviews the failed attempt to reconcile with his long suffering wife Constance, the ensuing reprisal of his fatal love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas and the warmth and devotion of Robbie Ross, who tried and failed to save him from himself. Travelling through Wilde's final act and journeys through England, France and Italy, the transience of lust is laid bare and the true riches of love are revealed. It is a portrait of the dark side of a genius who lived and died for love. Written by Beta Film GmbH

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Rated R for sexual content, graphic nudity, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Happy Prince See more »

Filming Locations:

Bavaria, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€208,502 (Italy), 15 April 2018, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,886, 14 October 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$466,440, 20 December 2018
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Directorial debut of Rupert Everett. Also marks as his first film screenplay. This was such a passion project for Everett that he tried to get the movie made for ten years, all the while rejecting other film roles so that he would remain available if the project was ever green-lit. See more »

Goofs

Oscar was well known to have bad teeth and discoloration from the application of mercury. Rupert Everett's set of choppers do not reflect this. See more »

Quotes

Oscar Wilde: Intimacy in the sewers, followed by fantasy in the Gods. The rest is silence.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits Oscar Wilde is heard and seen singing a French song in a cafe. Then there are flashbacks of audiences applauding his works in a theatre. See more »


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The Boy I Love is Up In The Gallery
Composed by George Ware
Performed by Rupert Everett
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Unbelievably fantastically made movie!!!
18 June 2018 | by AngelynBlancheSee all my reviews

I hope Rupert Everett will get all possible awards (Like I hoped for 3 Billboards last year :) He played, directed and wrote the skript. Took 10 years. But the way its all done! I am in love. His first movie - like first love - raw and real and true and deeply personal. And no fashionable, self-loving "make up" "adv commercial" reality. Watch on big screen. And last words on black screen will put everything in even bigger prospective.

P.S. You will not recognize him, though he is playing with no prosthetics.


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