The story of the last days of Oscar Wilde in exile.
In a cheap Parisian hotel room Oscar Wilde lies on his death bed and the past floods back, transporting 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? The lover imprisoned and freed, yet still running towards ruin in the final chapter of his life? 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. From Dieppe to Naples to Paris freedom is elusive and Oscar is a penniless vagabond, always moving on, shunned by his old acquaintance, but revered by a strange group of outlaws and urchins to whom he tells the old stories - his incomparable wit still sharp. THE HAPPY PRINCE is a portrait of the dark side of a genius who lived and died for love in the last days of the nineteenth century.
Rupert Everett Colin Firth Colin Morgan Edwin Thomas Emily Watson Tom Wilkinson Beatrice Dalle John Standing
Director of Photography
Maurizio Millenotti, Gianni Casalnuovo
Jörg Schulze, Philipp Kreuzer (maze pictures) Sébastien Delloye (Entre Chien et Loup)
Carlo Degli Esposti, Nicola Serra (Palomar) Frank Evers (cine plus Filmproduktion)
Zygi Kamasa, Nick Manzi (Lionsgate UK) Christine Langan, Joe Oppenheimer (BBC Films) Ged Doherty, Colin Firth (Raindog Films) Andreas Zielke Markus Zimmer, Herbert G. Kloiber (Concorde Filmverleih) Thorsten Ritter, Dirk Schürhoff (Beta Cinema) Azim Bolkiah, Connie Filipello
Concorde Filmverleih Lionsgate UK
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