R | | Biography, Drama
The untold story of the last days in the tragic times of Oscar Wilde, a person who observes his own failure with ironic distance and regards the difficulties that beset his life with detachment and humor.
Directorial debut of Rupert Everett. Also marks as his first film screenplay. This was such a passion project for Everett that he tried to get the movie made for ten years, all the while rejecting other film roles so that he would remain available if the project was ever green-lit.
How do you like your new name?
Oscar Wilde: Almost as much as I loathe the old one.
Naples, 1897: in an argument, Bosie states that Oscar uses "pancake" makeup. Pancake wasn't invented until the 1930s, by Max Factor.
During the end credits Oscar Wilde is heard and seen singing a French song in a cafe. Then there are flashbacks of audiences applauding his works in a theatre.
English, Italian, French, Latin
€208,502 (Italy) (15 April 2018)
$466,440 (USA) (20 December 2018)