Released: 18 Oct 1991
Rated: R
Run Time: 87 min
Language: English, Italian
Country: UK, Japan
Date: March 27, 2019
Views: 3
Edward II
Drama, History, Romance

In this Derek Jarman version of Christopher Marlowe's Elizabethan drama, in modern costumes and settings, Plantagenet king Edward II hands the power-craving nobility the perfect excuse by taking as lover besides his diplomatic wife, the French princess Isabel, not an acceptable lady at court but the ambitious Piers Gaveston, who uses his favor in bed even to wield political influence - the stage is set for a palace revolt which sends the gay pair from the throne to a terminal torture dungeon.

Director: Derek Jarman
Christopher Marlowe (play), Derek Jarman (scr
Actors: Steven Waddington, Kevin Collins, Andrew Tiernan, John Lynch
Awards: 5 wins & 1 nomination.

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