The Libertine

Release date:November 25, 2005
(One week run in NY & LA; wide release: March 10, 2006)

Studio:The Weinstein Company

Director:Laurence Dunmore

MPAA Rating:R (for strong sexuality including dialogue, violence and language)


Starring:Johnny Depp, Samantha Morton, John Malkovich, Rosamund Pike, Tom Hollander, Johnny Vegas, Kelly Reilly, Jack Davenport, Richard Coyle, Francesca Annis, Claire Higgins


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Plot Summary:

Johnny Depp stars in "The Libertine" as the scandalously decadent John Wilmot, the second Earl of Rochester. The film follows the Earl's adventures in London, from his passionate romance with a young actress, Elizabeth Barry (Samantha Morton), to the writing of a scurrilous play which blisteringly and bawdily lampoons the very monarch who commissioned it, Charles II (John Malkovich), leading to the Earl's banishment and eventual downfall.

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