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The libertine

Author: Laurence DunmoreLianne HalfonRuss SmithStephen JeffreysOdyssey Entertainment (Firm)All authors
Publisher: [Australia] : Roadshow [distributor], ©2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : PAL color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John Wilmot, a 17th century poet, is the Earl of Rochester and from the beginning he treats his wife cruelly, drinks to relentless excess, abuses his friendships, and generally wallows in dissipation, much to the dismay of King Charles II. The king hopes that Rochester will write a play glorifying his reign. But Rochester finds his true inspiration when he sees a young actress named Lizzie Barry. Rochester sets out  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical films
Biographical films
Feature films
Drama
Named Person: John Wilmot Rochester, Earl of
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Dunmore; Lianne Halfon; Russ Smith; Stephen Jeffreys; Odyssey Entertainment (Firm); Isle of Man Film Commission.
OCLC Number: 973521603
Language Note: Soundtrack in English with optional English subtitles. Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Based on the play by Stephen Jeffreys.
Originally produced as motion picture in 2004.
Special features: director's commentary ; deleted scenes with audio commentary ; theatrical trailer.
Credits: Produced by Lianne Halfon, John Malkovich, Russell Smith ; screenplay by Stephen Jeffreys ; directed by Laurence Dunmore ; director of photography, Alexander Melman ; music, Michael Nyman.
Cast: Johnny Depp, Samantha Morton, John Malkovich, Paul Ritter, Stanley Townsend, Francesca Annis.
Target Audience: Rating R 16: Restricted to persons 16 years and over. NOTE: Offensive language, sexual themes and content that may disturb.; Restricted to persons 16 years and over. Offensive language, sexual themes and content that may disturb.; Rated R16: Restricted to persons 16 years and over. Offensive language, sexual themes and content that may disturb.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 114 min.) : sound, color ; 12 cm.
Details: Encoded for region 4. Colour recording system: PAL.; DVD-Video, region 2, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.
Responsibility: Odyssey Entertainment presents in association with Isle of Man Film ; a Mr. Mudd Production ; a Laurence Dunmore film.

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John Wilmot, a 17th century poet, is the Earl of Rochester and from the beginning he treats his wife cruelly, drinks to relentless excess, abuses his friendships, and generally wallows in dissipation, much to the dismay of King Charles II. The king hopes that Rochester will write a play glorifying his reign. But Rochester finds his true inspiration when he sees a young actress named Lizzie Barry. Rochester sets out to make her the greatest actress of their time--and she, with some reluctance, submits to his teaching.

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