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About the Film
From director Rodrigo Garcia (Mother and Child) Albert Nobbs is a witty period drama about the lives of staff at one of Dublin's most luxurious hotels - Morrison's - and the hotel's butler, Albert Nobbs... a woman who disguises herself as a man to survive. 19th Century Ireland: for a woman to be independent and single, she must deceive everyone - by passing as a man. Albert, a shy butler who keeps himself to himself, has been hiding a deep secret for some thirty years - 'he' is a woman who has had to dress and behave as a man in order to escape a life of poverty and loneliness. As Albert Nobbs begins to question the world she has created for herself, and thinks she may have found a soul-mate, she dares to hope that she might one day live a life free of secrets. Academy Award nominee Glenn Close stars in the title role of Albert, an award-winning role she played on stage more than twenty years ago. Close puts in a remarkable, heart-rending performance as the complex character and pulls off an incredible transformation. Albert Nobbs is a wonderful drama full of humour, pathos and tenderness.
Good movie ... very sad
It is a great movie ... and very very sad. After watching it, I am so happy to live in this century! Poor women how they were struggling all those years.
Long slow burn
Very slow paced. Acting excellent by everyone concerned but ultimately too little story for the length of film. Glenn Close’s transformation is quite amazing and a little spooky.
Close to brilliant
This film is just serene.Acting all round is superb ,storyline touching and the balance between reality and dream portrayed with that Garcia touch which is wonderful.It is not often that a gem like this comes from play to screen ,this works a magic.