Edward II (1991)

Edward II (1991)
 

Director Derek Jarman

Writer Christopher Marlowe (play), Derek Jarman (screenplay), Stephen McBride (screenplay), Ken Butler (screenplay)

Genre Drama, History, Romance

Year 1991

Actors Steven Waddington, Kevin Collins, Andrew Tiernan, John Lynch

IMDB : 7.0 (1,904 votes)


 

Description 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.

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