The Libertine

2004 - Drama, Biographical

The story of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester. He leads a debauched life amid obscene verse, alcohol, and women of ill repute. Seventeenth-century poet of dissolute life and untimely death who achieved critical acclaim for his works only after his departure. King Charles II commissioned him to write a play, but the nobleman threw the opportunity overboard and risked exile

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Directed by Laurence Dunmore Cast Johnny Depp, Samantha Morton, John Malkovich