|The Happy Prince (2018)|
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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.
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.
Director: Rupert Everett
Cast: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson, BÃ©atrice Dalle.
Country: UK, Belgium, Italy, Germany
Language: English, Italian, French (with hardcoded English subtitles)
TRT: 105 min