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Albert Nobbs

WE ARE ALL DISGUISED AS OURSELVES.

In 19th century Dublin, a woman (Glenn Close) has created a life for herself as a man, working in a hotel as a waiter. Close’s labor of love, a role she first played on stage in 1982, finally reached the screens; reviews were mixed and the box office disappointing, but the star nevertheless gives a moving performance as the sly but romantically naive Nobbs, matched by Janet McTeer as another woman in disguise who’s adopted a bolder masculinity. An interesting but slow-moving account of the few choices facing women in those days, elevated by the cast and strength of its tragic aspects.

2011-U.S.-Ireland. 113 min. Color. Widescreen.¬†Directed by¬†Rodrigo Garcia.¬†Screenplay:¬†Glenn Close, John Banville, Gabriella Prekop.¬†Short Story:¬†George Moore (“The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs”).¬†Song:¬†“Lay Your Head Down” (Brian Byrne, Glenn Close; performed by Sin√©ad O’Connor).¬†Cast:¬†Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs), Mia Wasikowska (Helen Dawes), Aaron Johnson (Joe), Janet McTeer (Hubert Page), Pauline Collins, Brenda Fricker‚Ķ Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Brendan Gleeson, Phyllida Law.

Trivia: Orlando Bloom and Amanda Seyfriend were allegedly considered for roles. Originally, this project was meant to launch in the 1990s with István Szabó directing.

 

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