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Film Review: Victoria & Abdul

Monday 18 September 2017

Peter W. Sheehan, Australian Catholic Office for Film and Broadcasting
This British-American film is based loosely on a book of the same name (with the subtitle, ‘The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant’) written by Shrabani Basu in 2010. It tells the story of the real-life relationship between Queen Victoria and an Indian Muslim commoner, Abdul Karim, in late 19th.-century England.