- 115 min
- Directed by: Madonna
- Written by: Madonna, Alek Keshishian
- Cast: Abbie Cornish, James D'Arcy, Andrea Riseborough, Oscar Isaac
- UK release: 20 January 2012
Madonna's second film as director focuses on the affair between King Edward VIII and American divorcée Wallis Simpson and parallels the story with a contemporary tryst between a married woman a Russian security guard. Flatly acted and stiffly structured, the film's brazenly sumptuous look and gorgeous costumes give it a substantial entertainment value, even if the results are patchy.
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