Anonymous is a pseudo-historical political thriller which promotes a theory that Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, was the true author of Shakespeare’s works.
However eagerly most of us will reject this proposal, it is no reason to avoid this marvelous film. A clever screenplay by John Orloff, sound direction by Roland Emmerich and a great cast add up to a top-notch cinematic experience. Just one which needs to be taken with more than a pinch of salt.
As always, we recommend you don’t ruin any surprises by reading spoilers or watching this trailer:
Direction: Roland Emmerich
Screenplay: John Orloff
Cinematography: Anna Foerster
Editing: Peter R. Adam
Score: Harald Kloser, Thomas Wanker (also known as Thomas Wander)
Stars: Rhys Ifans, Rafe Spall, Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson, Sam Reid, David Thewlis, Xavier Samuel, Sebastian Armesto, Edward Hogg, Jamie Campbell Bower
Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi