The untold story of the last days of Oscar Wilde
Starring Colin Firth, Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson and Rupert Everett.
This great man of letters is now a superstar on the skids. We are taken on a final nocturnal ramble through Paris. Totally inebriated Oscar falls off a table at a Varieté. In bed, dying, the past floods back. We immerge into the great love stories of Oscar Wilde, notably his relationship to Lord Alfred Douglas which, observed under the microscope of death, is revealed for what it really is – a passionate affair based on snobbery.And yet, through the smoky fumes of cigars and absinthe, appears a twinkle of love: Robbie.
Sternly devoted to Oscar like no other friend before. Oscar's visions intensify. Past scenes of passion, ignorance and humiliation are reviewed in his minds eye. By now, Oscar's brain has flickered into oblivion, the spectres of memory haunt him: His wife Constance, who he failed miserably and who still loves him, his sons, ashen and unforgiving, and at last Jesus Christ.
Oscar tries to encounter suffering with irony and desperately performs the tragedy of his life to the very end.