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Recollections of a heros life
Worshipped as a national savior, Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson masterminded the naval victories that thwarted Napoleons plans to invade Britain. Yet, in the midst of public adulation, rumors swirled about his private life. Nelson took a friends wife as a mistress and even fathered a child by her in secret.
Starring Kenneth Colley (Monty Python's Life of Brian), Geraldine James (The Jewel in the Crown), and Tim Pigott-Smith (V for Vendetta), this lavish historical drama examines Nelson through the eyes of four people close to him: his wife, who feels bitter and betrayed but ultimately loving; his friend, who helplessly loses his wife to a hero; his captain, who admires Nelsons bold leadership but disdains his lifestyle; and an ordinary seaman, who turns to his commander for inspiration while facing death. What emerges is an unconventional portrait of a complex figure and a study in the effects of fame.
DVD bonus features include photo gallery and cast filmographies.
Thank you very much for real quick dispatch. This seller dispatched it the same day as purchase! It took the fastest delivery route of the International delivery for Japan. Read morePublished on July 3, 2010 by M. SHINKO
I got this DVD expecting a film depicting Nelson the war hero depicted by those closest to him. What I got was a film showing how Nelson was a amoral adulterer who happened to be... Read morePublished on February 8, 2009 by Alexander H. Lovett