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The Madness of King George

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Original title
The Madness of King George
Running time
107 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Alan Bennett (Play: Alan Bennett)
George Fenton
Andrew Dunn
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The Samuel Goldwyn Company / Channel Four Films
Drama | Historical. 18th Century
Synopsis / Plot
A meditation on power and the metaphor of the body of state, based on the real episode of dementia experienced by George III [now suspected a victim of porphyria, a blood disorder]. As he loses his senses, he becomes both more alive and more politically marginalized; neither effect desirable to his lieutenants, who jimmy the rules to avoid a challenge to regal authority, raising the question of who is really in charge.
1994: Oscar: Best Art Direction. 4 Nominations
1995: 3 BAFTA Awards, including Best Makeup and Actor (Hawthorne). 14 Nominations
1994: Cannes Film Festival: Best Actress (Helen Mirren). 2 Nominations
1994: Nominated for Goya: Best European Movie
1994: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
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