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Our review of The Lost King: Richard III finds his sweetheart


REVIEW - At 81, Stephen Frears does justice to an ordinary heroine, Philippa Langley, the historian who rehabilitated this unloved monarch by discovering the location of his remains. A skilful and impulsive film.

At 80 years past, the director of

My Beautiful Laundrette


The Snapper


Dangerous Liaisons

(1988) or

The Queen

(2006) has definitely not lost his touch.


The Lost King

, he tells the true story of the struggle of Philippa Langley, this amateur historian who in 2012 discovered the remains of King Richard III, one of the most controversial monarchs in the history of Great Britain.

It all starts in Edinburgh with a performance of Shakespeare's play of the same name.

English mischief and humor

Philippa, a mother who has just had a professional promotion blown in her face, takes her young son to attend this play which makes this king a hunchback and an infamous felon.

We remember the monologue

“Now is the winter of our discontent”

, showing a tyrant ready to have his two nephews assassinated in order to accede to the throne.

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