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Derek Jarman

Edward II

87' - 1991 - Historical, Drama, Romance - Dialogue: Italian, English
Director: Derek Jarman Composer: Simon Fisher-Turner With: Steven Waddington, Kevin Collins, Andrew Tiernan
In this Derek Jarman version of Christopher Marlowe's Elizabethan drama, in modern costumes and settings, Plantagenet king Edward II hands the power-craving nobility the perfect excuse by taking as lover besides his diplomatic wife, the French princess Isabel, not an acceptable lady at court but the ambitious Piers Gaveston, who uses his favor in bed even to wield political influence - the stage is set for a palace revolt which sends the gay pair from the throne to a terminal torture dungeon.

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Credits

Director

Derek Jarman

Composer

Simon Fisher-Turner

With

Steven Waddington, Kevin Collins, Andrew Tiernan

Scenario

Derek Jarman, Stephen McBride, Ken Butler

Director of Photography

Ian Wilson

Editor

George Akers

Producer

Steve Clark-Hall, Antony Root

More information

Dialogue

Italian, English

Countries of production

United Kingdom, Japan

Screenplay based on

Christopher Marlowe

Year

1991

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