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The Madness of King George (1994)  link to The Madness of King George on IMDb  

Number: 116

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IMDb Rating:
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7.3/10

Country: UK, 107 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Comedy, History, Biography

Director(s): Nicholas Hytner

Cast: Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren, Ian Holm, Rupert Graves, Amanda Donohoe, Rupert Everett, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Julian Wadham, Jim Carter, Geoffrey Palmer

Medium: Original DVD,

Plot Outline: 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.

Comments: The Guardian Freebie

Location: Library

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1