- Original title
- Running time
- 113 min.
- United Kingdom
Rupert Walters. Novel: Rose Tremain
James Newton Howard
Robert Downey Jr., Sam Neill, Hugh Grant, Meg Ryan, David Thewlis, Polly Walker, Ian McKellen, Ian McDiarmid, Mary MacLeod, Mark Letheren, Sandy McDade, Rosalind Bennett, Willie Ross, See 22 More
Miramax, Avenue Pictures, Segue Productions, The Oxford Film Company
Drama | Costume Drama. 17th Century
- 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.
: 2 Academy Awards: Best Costume Design, Art Direction
: Nominated for BAFTA Awards: Best Costume Design
: Berlin Film Festival: Official Selection
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