R | | Biography, Comedy, Drama
In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
The characters eat lobster and venison (deer meat). Yorgos Lanthimos's two previous films were The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) and The Lobster (2015).
Some wounds do not close; I have many such.
Robert Harley is portrayed in the film as a very young man and is played by Nicholas Hoult, who was 28 during filming. In reality, Harley was aged 47-49 years old during this period. His youthful portrayal is probably inspired by William Pitt the Younger, who became Prime Minister in 1783 aged 24.
The film is broken up into eight sections, each preceded by a number and some dialogue from that section appearing on a blank screen.
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