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W.E. (2011)

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The affair between King Edward VIII and American divorcée Wallis Simpson, and a contemporary romance between a married woman and a Russian security guard.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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William Winthrop
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Ernest
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King George V
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Queen Mary
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Mohamed Al-Fayed
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Stanley Baldwin
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Bertie
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Lord Brownlow
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Lady Thelma
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Storyline

In 1998, an auction of the estate of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor causes great excitement. For one woman, Wally Winthrop, it has much more meaning. Wally becomes obsessed by their historic love story. As she learns more about the sacrifices involved, Wally gains her own courage to find happiness. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | History | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some domestic violence, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 January 2012 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

El romance del siglo  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$47,074, 5 February 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$583,455

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,042,203
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Madonna thanks Leni Riefenstahl, who directed numerous Nazi propaganda films most notably Triumph of the Will (1935), in the closing credits. See more »

Goofs

At the start of the film (2'40), Wally Winthrop is shown taking a bath. When she turns on the bath taps (faucets), the plug is clearly hanging down but in the next shot it is plugged in. See more »

Quotes

Wally Winthrop: People seem to only focus on what he gave up for her. But what about what she gave up?
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Connections

Featured in Cinemadonna: Filth and Wisdom (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Manteca
Composed by Dizzy Gillespie (ASCAP), Walter Fuller (as Walter Gil Fuller) (ASCAP) and Luciano Pozo Gonzalez (ASCAP)
Performed by Dizzy Gillespie and His Orchestra
Published by Music Sales Corporation (ASCAP) and Twenty-Eight Street Music c/o Boosey & Hawkes Inc. (ASCAP)
Published by Seemsa (SGAE)
Master courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Inc. Licensed by Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd.
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W.E. surprises in all the best ways
13 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

I am not exactly sure what I expected from Madonna's latest film as a director, but I convinced myself to go into it with an open mind. I ended up being impressed in every way. Madonna has a great vision. The film is visually stunning, and the performances are all convincing and powerful, though never over-the-top as might have been expected. Madonna has put together a great screenplay with just the right emotional highlights, and then she executes the overall picture in the best way possible. On the heels of the success of "The King's Speech," I think people will really love getting to see see the other side of the story. I truly hope people give this movie a chance. It is a diamond in the rough.


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