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Victoria & Abdul (2017)

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Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »
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Bertie, Prince of Wales
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Mohammed
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Lord Salisbury
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Ahmed
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Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria's golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy. As their friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity.

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Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and language | See all certifications »

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6 October 2017 (USA)  »

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Victoria y Abdul  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$158,845, 24 September 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$22,245,070, 4 January 2018
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Trivia

Judi Dench previously played Queen Victoria in Mrs Brown (1997) See more »

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Abdul at least twice refers to his home province as "Uttar Pradesh". That name was coined in 1950, in the respective period the area was known as "United Provinces". See more »

Quotes

Abdul Karim: Listen, little drop, give yourself up without regret and in return you will gain the ocean. Give yourself away and in the great sea you will be secure.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Tulip Fever (2017) See more »

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Performed by Willie Cochrane
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That Dame can act!
15 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

Some good performances to support another superb performance by Judy Dench. Izzard was a revelation.

Good pace, good camera work - More history well told than masterpiece, but a good night out.

More comedic lines than I was expecting. Is the racism at the core of the film as much about class as religion?


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