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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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4 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Colin Firth ... Reggie Turner
Colin Morgan ... Alfred Bosie Douglas
Rupert Everett ... Oscar Wilde
Emily Watson ... Constance Wilde
Anna Chancellor ... Mrs. Arbuthnott
Tom Wilkinson ... Father Dunne
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
Tom Colley ... Maurice Gilbert
Ciro Petrone ... Fisherman at Christmas Party
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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

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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 | Latin

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

French visa # 150114. See more »

Goofs

Oscar is shown at Clapham Junction in prison garb with the number 33. He is on the way to Reading Gaol where he is assigned cell C33. See more »

Quotes

Oscar Wilde: All I'm saying, Reggie, dear, is I have lived in the grip of vice and pleasure. It was wrong and I have paid. Perhaps the slate is wiped clean, perhaps it is not, who knows? At any rate, I am now ready to return to life.
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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 »


Soundtracks

Symphony No 6 in B Minor op. 74 Pathetique
Composed by P. Tchaikovsky
Performed by Gürzenich Orchestra of Cologne
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A story worth telling
10 August 2018 | by ian-1701See all my reviews

I was unsure whether a film about his last years was a story worthy of telling. I was wrong. The genius known as Oscar Wilde had more than his fair share of flaws. This is laid bare in his final story.


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