Orlando Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 2059

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 17

Theatrical Release Date: 03/19/1993

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 08/17/2010

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Romance

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Sally Potter

Actors: Tilda Swinton, Quentin Crisp, Jimmy Somerville, John Bott, Elaine Banham, Anna Farnworth

Plot: A young nobleman is granted eternal youth by Queen Elizabeth I and examines his changing life, and own sex, as 400 years of history pass by. -- Chris Kavan

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"Orlando" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 01/26/2012

A young nobleman in the seventeenth century makes a promise to his Queen to never grow old, living on through to the twentieth after undergoing the transformation to womanhood. Based on a story by Virginian Woolf, Orlando is an ambitious attempt to portray gender issues spanning the centuries. Tilda Swinton shares the limelight with some wonderful costumes and locations, appearing just at home in doublet and hoes as a corset and bustle and her central performance is arresting. It's a pity that the rest of the cast don't really get a look in, as the story is represented as a series of all-too-short vignettes where some initially intriguing supporting characters appear briefly but are gone again before there is any chance to explore them or relationship with Orlando. This is a real shame …

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