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(out of 5)


 is excellent in this period version of Jerry Maguire, as a successful Renaissance court surgeon who hits rock bottom after seriously avoiding his true calling (he has a gift for understanding humanity, or so his friend  tells him). After losing everything material and falling from grace with the King (), Downey instead regains his soul and makes a few friends along the way (including an oddly cast  as what can only described as a ‘wench’). There is absolutely nothing memorable about the writing or the performances of this middling drama (even ‘s stuttering hilarity won’t stay with you for long), but it’s worth seeing for the outstanding art direction and costumes, which deservedly garnered Academy Awards for their richness and detail.


USA/United Kingdom, 1995

Directed by 

Screenplay by , based on the novel by

Cinematography by

Produced by , ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Film Festivals:  Berlin 1996


Cast Tags:  , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,, , , , , ,


Academy Awards
Best Art Direction (Eugeno Zanetti)
Best Costume Design (James Acheson)

British Academy Award Nomination
Best Costume Design


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