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Restoration

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Original title
Restoration
Year
Running time
113 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Rupert Walters (Novel: Rose Tremain)
Music
James Newton Howard
Cinematography
Oliver Stapleton
Cast
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Producer
Miramax International
Genre
Drama | Costume Drama. 17th Century
Synopsis / Plot
An aspiring young physician, Robert Merivel found himself in the service of King Charles II and saves the life of someone close to the King. Merivel joins the King's court and lives the high life provided to someone of his position. Merivel is ordered to marry his King's mistress in order to divert the queens suspicions. He is given one order by the king and that is not to fall in love. The situation worsens when Merivel finds himself in love with his new wife. Eventually, the King finds out and relieves Merivel of his position and wealth. His fall from grace leaves Merivel where he first started. And through his travels and reunions with an old friend, he rediscovers his love for true medicine and what it really means to be a physician.
Awards
1995: 2 Academy Awards: Best Costume Design, Art Direction
1995: Nominated for BAFTA Awards: Best Costume Design
1996: Berlin Film Festival: Official Selection
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