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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 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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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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Drama | History

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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:

5 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Szczesliwy ksiaze See more »

Filming Locations:

Bavaria, Germany See more »

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

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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 »


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The Boy I Love is Up In The Gallery
Performed by Rupert Everett
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Not about Oscar.
2 July 2018 | by Peter KettleSee all my reviews

This Oscar Wilde movie - written, directed, and starring Rupert Everett - turned out to be a vacuous vanity production, with no chronology, and no idea, no attempt even, to examine or describe Oscar. This was a portrait of a fairly good actor who should never be allowed to direct, and one who has no narrative sense of the writer's art. Fortunately there were good actors in the background, such as a scene stealing Tom Wilkinson. Colin Firth, Anna Chancellor and Emily Watson provide lessons in how to act to Rupert, which sounds unkind, but this is because the film dwells on Everett narcissistically. It's failure is entirely down to him. It is not a film about the genius it set out to explore. It's all about Rupert dressing up.


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