During the last two years of her life, Princess Diana embarks on a final rite of passage: a secret love affair with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan.
Plot Keywords: pakistani / princess / surgeon / princess-diana / heart-surgeon
Taglines: The only thing more incredible than the life she led was the secret she kept.
Certificate: Argentina:Atp | Australia:M | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Denmark:7 | France:Tous publics | Germany:0 | Hong Kong:IIA | Hungary:12 | India:UA | Ireland:12A | Japan:G | Mexico:B | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:M | Singapore:PG13 | South Korea:15 | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:8 | United Kingdom:12A | United States:PG-13
Cast: Naomi Watts , Cas Anvar , Charles Edwards , James Puddephatt , Douglas Hodge , Ilan Goodman , Geraldine James , Prasanna Puwanarajah , Rose O’Loughlin , Michael Hadley , Naveen Andrews , Juliet Stevenson , Max Wrottesley , Christopher Birch , Nathaniel Facey , Max Cane , Mary Stockley , Micah Balfour , Will Chitty , Jonathan Kerrigan , Edna Jaire , Alex Elliot , Cleone Cassidy , Tessa Jubber , David Sherwood , Julian Firth , Alexander Barnes , Leeanda Reddy , Rafiq Jajbhay , Afzal Khan , Usha Khan , Kasthuri Singh , Dusko Valentic , Nera Stipicevic , Michael Byrne , Art Malik , Harry Holland , Laurence Belcher , Jay McDonald , Florence Bell , Daniel Pirrie , Raffaello Degruttola , Mirjana Sinozic , Ameer Choudrie , Lee Asquith-Coe , Debra Baker , Nicola Barber , Daniel Bayle , Jörgen Berthage , Tony Blair , Richard Corgan , Chris Cowlin , Maria de Lima , Leigh Dent , Ondra Dorian , Shane Hart , Richard Herdman , Hrvoje Klecz , Chonradee Kulthap , Barrie Martin , Matthew David McCarthy , Lilian Price , Tina Simmons , Enzo Squillino Jr. , Scott Stevenson , Tony Sweeney
Company: Ecosse Films
Country: United Kingdom , France , Sweden , Belgium
Released Date: 18 Oct 2013 (Vietnam)
Film Location: Rovinj, Croatia
Runtime: 113 min
Soundmix: Dolby Digital | Auro 11.1
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
chrisliz57 » I can understand why Diana might be a disappointment for most.
If one is after a detailed portrait of "The Loneliness of the Disaffected Princess" then this film will only partially fulfill.
If, however, one is after a simple, easy to watch love story about the affair so well hidden from the public eye in the 18 months prior to her sudden death, then fulfilled you shall be.
The disappointment for me came from the fact Diana's director, Oliver Hirschbiegel, created Downfall, the depiction of Hitler's final days. The film was an Oscar nominee, a deserved reward for its depth. Diana is his first foray into a love story. He talks of his research coming from the 2004 inquiry and The Kate Snell book of the affair. I suggest that the details coming from those sources was light and frothy.
The film is pleasant enough with a shallowness to match a children's wading pool, but as I say, it depends on what you are expecting. Oh, and Naomi Watts is lovely but not quite as beautiful as The Princess we remember!
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