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Synopsis:

Victoria & Abdul is a 2017 British biographical comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Frears and written by Lee Hall. The film is based on the book of same name by Shrabani Basu and is an unofficial sequel to the 1997 film Mrs Brown.

Victoria and Abdul tells the extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.

Ratings:

IMDB Rating: 6.8/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 66%

Awards and Nominations:

Nominated for 2 Oscars - Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling + Best Achievement in Costume Design

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"The Beguiled" is an atmospheric thriller from acclaimed writer/director Sofia Coppola. The story unfolds during the Civil War, when Cpl. John McBurney finds himself on the run as an injured Union soldier and deserter. He seeks refuge at an all-female Southern boarding school where the teachers and students seem more than willing to help. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events.

The film is based on the novel of the same name (originally published as A Painted Devil) by Thomas. P. Cullinan. It stars Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning. It premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, and was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or in its main competition section, where Coppola won the Best Director award, becoming only the second woman to do so.

Ratings:

IMDB Rating: 6.4/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 78%

Awards and Nominations:

4 Wins & 23 Nominations

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