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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

Writer:

Rupert Everett
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rupert Everett ... Oscar Wilde
Colin Firth ... Reggie Turner
Emily Watson ... Constance Wilde
Colin Morgan ... Alfred Bosie Douglas
Edwin Thomas ... Robbie Ross
Tom Wilkinson ... Fr Dunne
Anna Chancellor ... Mrs. Arbuthnott
Julian Wadham ... Top Hat
Béatrice Dalle ... Café Manager
Antonio Spagnuolo Antonio Spagnuolo ... Felice (as Antonio Spagnulo)
André Penvern ... Mr. Dupoirier
Franca Abategiovanni Franca Abategiovanni ... Felice's Mother
Thierry de Coster Thierry de Coster ... Henri The Waiter
Joshua McGuire ... Ambrose Smithers
Kit Lloyd Kit Lloyd ... Undergraduate
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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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Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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UK | Belgium | Italy | Germany

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English | Italian | French

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:

$44,225, 14 October 2018
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The interiors of Oscar Wilde's home in Italy were shot in Castle Thurnau in Bavaria, Germany. See more »

Goofs

Cuthbert Dunne (1869.10.4-1950) is played by 70 year old Tom Wilkinson. See more »


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The Boy I Love is Up In The Gallery
Performed by Rupert Everett
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the expected Mr. Wilde
29 April 2018 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

If you are an admirer of Rupert Everett, you must see this film. if you are one of admirers of Oscar Wilde , you must see this film. I admit, I am both. Oscar Wilde was one of familiar names across my childhood for his tales. at first moment, I saw the title of film and the suggestion than it represents an adaptation of the tale with same title was the first temptation. Rupert Everett was a discover from the "90 's . and one who I admire role by role. so, ambiguous expectations , tensioned in part. from the actor. but, more, from the director. and "The Happy Prince" was the perfect answer to each of expectations. I saw it with not real comfortable feelings. because the adaptations of Oscar Wilde life are many and, for me,Stephen Fry was the ideal Oscar Wilde. I discovered the film after I was read the last lines of Peter Ackroyd "The last testament of Oscar Wilde". and I discovered seeng the film not only the images of book, but the subtle and precise and seductive force of Rupert Everett talent, not exactly a revelation but a clear win in a not comfortable battle. I discovered the traits of Constance Hollande in the fine and nuanced and wise performance of Emily Watson. and a Bossie who give to me confirmation about the art of Colin Morgan. after its end, an only thought - the director could be better. the lead actor did an admirable work. and the cinematography is real great. so, "The Happy Prince".


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