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Victoria & Abdul


Rated PG-13 · 110 minutes · 2017

Biography, Drama, Historical Drama
British filmmakers have long mined their nation's history for subject matter, but with the UK's exit from the European Union looming, we can expect even more period fare as England contemplates its future by revisiting its past. Already this year has brought Their Finest, A United Kingdom, Churchill, Dunkirk, and Viceroy's House; now comes Victoria & Abdul, Stephen Frears's take on the double dealings inside Queen Victoria's retinue toward the end of her reign. As suggested by the opening title—"Based on real events . . . mostly"—this is a tongue-in-cheek comedy that plays fast and loose with history. Continue reading>>

See our full review: Orientalism is alive and well in Stephen Frears’s <i>Victoria & Abdul</i>

Orientalism is alive and well in Stephen Frears’s Victoria & Abdul

Judi Dench stars as Queen Victoria, riling the Royal Court with her new Indian pal. »

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Director: Stephen Frears
Producer: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Beeban Kidron, Tracey Seaward, Lee Hall, Amelia Granger, Liza Chasin, Christine Langan and Joe Oppenheimer
Cast: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Michael Gambon, Olivia Williams, Eddie Izzard, Simon Callow, Tim Pigott-Smith, Adeel Akhtar, Fenella Woolgar, Julian Wadham, Deano Bugatti, Robin Soans and Ruth McCabe

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