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The Queen

The Queen

A Feature film by Stephen Frears

Release in France : 18/10/2006


    Sunday, August 31, 1997. Diana, Princess of Wales, the ex-wife of the heir to the British throne, dies following a car accident beneath the Alma bridge in Paris.
    The death of the world’s most famous woman plunges the planet into a state of shock and provokes unprecedented confusion in Great Britain. While a wave of emotion and grief submerges the country, Tony Blair, elected by a landslide victory in May the same year, immediately senses that a major shift is happening, as though the whole country had lost a sister, a mother, or a daughter. At Balmoral Castle in Scotland, Elizabeth II remains silent, distant, seemingly indifferent.
    Completely thrown by the British people’s reaction, she doesn’t understand the wave of shock that is shaking the country. Tony Blair feels it’s up to the country’s leaders to comfort the wounded nation and he must absolutely find a way to bring the Queen closer to her grief-stricken subjects.

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    Co-productions :

    Pathé Production, Canal+ France, France 3 Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pathé Entertainment (UK)

    Foreign production companies :

    Granada Screen, Bim Distribuzione

    French distribution :

    Pathé Films

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    Screenwriter :

    Peter Morgan

    Director of Photography :

    Affonso Beato

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Jérome Jouneaux

    Production Designer :

    Alan MacDonald

    Casting :

    Leo Davis

    Still Photographer :

    Laurie Sparham

    Co-producers :

    Claude Berri, Jérôme Seydoux

    Sound Recordist :

    Peter Lindsay

    Editor :

    Lucia Zucchetti

    Music Composer :

    Alexandre Desplat

    Costume designer :

    Consolata Boyle

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    Feature film

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    Sub-genre :

    Drama, Historical

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    Coproducer countries :

    France, Great Britain, Italy

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    Minority French (France, Great Britain, Italy)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 39 min

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    Dolby DTS