W.E.

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Original title W.E.
Category Drama, Romance
UK Release Date
Production year 2011
Production Country
Directors Madonna
Cast James D'Arcy, Haluk Bilginer, Abbie Cornish, Richard Coyle, Andrea Riseborough, David Harbour, James Fox, Judy Parfitt, Geoffrey Palmer, Natalie Dormer, Laurence Fox, Katie McGrath, Oscar Isaac, Douglas Reith, Christina Chong
Distributor StudioCanal

Synopsis

Madonna's W.E. is a beautifully crafted, passionate tale about the search for true love in the modern world, viewed through the prism of one of history's most fabled romances. The year is 1998, and Manhattan is abuzz with anticipation about the upcoming auction of the estate of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. But the auction is far more than a diversion for Wally Winthrop (Abbie Cornish), a transplanted Southerner trapped in an unhappy and abusive marriage. Transfixed by the exquisite artifacts of the Windsors' lives, Wally becomes obsessed with the love story of Wallis Simpson (Andrea Riseborough), the chic, charismatic American who captured the heart of King Edward VIII (James D'Arcy). As she learns more about the sacrifices Wallis made in choosing to be with Edward, Wally finds the courage to follow her own heart and create her own happiness.