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Year: 1995
Original Title: Restoration
Length: 117 minutes
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Studios: Miramax Films

Release Dates

United Kingdom: March 08 1996

United States: December 29 1995

Ranking

Ranking: 7,831 out of 16,286 movies (up 1044)

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7.0 by 1 users

Plot

Invited to the court of the charismatic King Charles II, the high-spirited young Robert Merivel cheerfully abandons his medical studies to accept the post of Royal Physician. At the King's request, he enters into a marriage of convenience with Celia, the youngest Royal mistress. In return for knighthood and a country estate, the King commands Merivel to forgo any conjugal rights to his bride. But Merivel is unable to control his lust for Celia. She firmly rebuffs his advances, and the King, enraged at Merivel's disobedience, strips him of his land and title. He is forced to seek shelter within the confines of an austere Quaker hospice run by a former medical colleague. Once again, Merivel falls prey to the temptations of the flesh, and seeks solace in the arms of Katherine, a patient. Found out and expelled, Merivel takes the now pregnant Katherine back to London. At last he harnesses his resources and in the face of extraordinary adversity, redeems himself as a physician and a man.

Awards

Premios
Año
Nominaciones
Premios ganados
Academy Awards (Oscars)Academy Awards (Oscars)
1996
2
2

Director

Cast Restoration

Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Merivel

Meg Ryan

Meg Ryan

Katharine

Sam Neill

Sam Neill

King Charles II

Ian McKellen

Ian McKellen

Will Gates

Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant

Elias Finn

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