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Libertine (Motion picture : 2006)
The libertine [DVD]
by The Weinstein Company, Burbank, CA :
1 videodisc (ca. 130 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from container.
Based on the play by Stephen Jeffreys.
Director of photography, Alexander Melman ; art directors, Patrick Rolfe, Fleur Whitlock ; editor, Jill Bilcock ; music, Michael Nyman ; production designer, Ben van Os ; visual effects, Steve Parsons ; special effects supervisor, Edward Smith.
Johnny Depp, Samantha Morton, John Malkovich, Paul Ritter, Stanley Townsend, Francesca Annis, Rosamund Pike, Tom Hollander, Johnny Vegas, Richard Coyle.
John Wilmot, a 17th century poet, is the Earl of Rochester and from the beginning he treats his wife cruelly, drinks to relentless excess, abuses his friendships, and generally wallows in dissipation, much to the dismay of King Charles II. The king hopes that Rochester will write a play glorifying his reign. But Rochester finds his true inspiration when he sees a young actress named Lizzie Barry. Rochester sets out to make her the greatest actress of their time--and she, with some reluctance, submits to his teaching.
Rating: R; for strong sexuality including dialogue, violence and language.
DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital.