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A Quiet Passion (2016)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama | 7 April 2017 (UK)
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The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist.

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Terence Davies

Writer:

Terence Davies
3 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emma Bell ... Young Emily
Sara Vertongen Sara Vertongen ... Miss Lyon (as Sara Louise Vertongen)
Rose Williams ... Young Vinnie
Benjamin Wainwright ... Young Austin
Keith Carradine ... Father
Marieke Bresseleers Marieke Bresseleers ... Jenny Lind
David Van Bouwel David Van Bouwel ... Concert Hall Pianist
Annette Badland ... Aunt Elizabeth
Steve Dan Mills Steve Dan Mills ... Dr. Holland
Joanna Bacon ... Mother
Daniel Vereenooghe Daniel Vereenooghe ... Carriage Driver
Michel Delanghe Michel Delanghe ... Carriage Driver Assistant
Maurice Cassiers Maurice Cassiers ... Photographer
Duncan Duff ... Austin Dickinson
Jennifer Ehle ... Vinnie Dickinson
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The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist.

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The inspiring untold story of an American literary icon.

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Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, disturbing images and brief suggestive material | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

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UK | Belgium | USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 2017 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Historia de una pasión See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR6,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,825, 16 April 2017

Gross USA:

$1,865,396

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,159,246
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Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Terence Davies first met Cynthia Nixon when auditioning actresses for a comedy film called Mad About the Boy that ultimately never got made. He never forgot her, though, and her resemblance to Emily Dickinson is what got her cast in this film. See more »

Goofs

The Bahn Frei polka played in the dance scene had not been written at the time. See more »

Quotes

Emily Dickinson: Poems are my solace for the eternity which surrounds us all.
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Soundtracks

7 Ländler in D major
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Helen Krizos
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A Good Idea Gone Wrong
7 May 2017 | by mannacioSee all my reviews

There are two things that spoil this movie:

1) The actors are simply not up to the task especially when it involves reciting poetry. (We went home and watched a DVD of Judi Densch in Ibsen's Ghosts and the contrast between actors who know how to read their lines and actors who don't was striking.) 2) The movie is far too melodramatic.

There are other lesser problems too. Characters refer to male-female issues as "Gender" which is the modern PC way to put it while in the 19th century and through half of the 20th century it was simply called "Sex". Does no one remember the job applications that said SEX: M or F? This is the way it was and, if the movie was to be more accurate, the way it used to be in the 19th century too.

In all this is the Simon and Garfunkel version of "and you read your Emily Dickinson, and I my Robert Frost". Here's hoping they don't do another movie of the latter.


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