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Hallelujah!

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Synopsis

Set in a riotous 18th Century London and Dublin, the farce follows the drink-sodden and cantankerous Handel who is a forgotten man to all but his whip-smart valet. Worse still, he has lost his inspiration to compose. However, when he overhears the singing of famous actress Susannah Cibber, the composer is moved to write once again and King George II tasks him to create an oratorio to celebrate the new Irish Viceroy in Dublin. Yet, when Handel approaches Susannah with the news, he is shocked to learn that not only does she have a fear of singing in public, she’s also on the run from her vengeful husband. The motley crew travels to Dublin only to realize that London’s gin-soaked alleys are no match for the competing, sectarian politics of Dublin’s choirs, the stupidity of English overlords, and the hypocritical morals of the day. Confronted with these odds, Handel has no choice but to defy his critics and keep going. The shown must go on.

Details

Year
2019
Type of film
Features
Director
Chris Addison
Producer
Gina Carter, Andrew Eaton, Tracey Scoffiled, David Tanner, Justin Thompson
Screenwriter
Jon Croker, Nicholas Adams’
Principal Cast
Ralph Fiennes

Genre

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Last updated 10th May 2018

Production Company

A Turbine Studios production developed with support from BBC Films, BFI

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