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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Mia Wasikowska
Aaron Johnson
Janet McTeer
Pauline Collins
Brenda Fricker
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Brendan Gleeson
Glenn Close
Directors
Rodrigo García
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Gabriella Prekop
John Banville
Running Time
113 minutes

Albert Nobbs
Close But No Cigar


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Albert Nobbs

Plot
Albert Nobbs (Close), butler at a Dublin hotel, has a secret. He’s a woman. Albert’s dream is to open a tobacco shop. But a chance meeting with another woman living as a man (McTeer) opens new possibilities to Albert and he begins a naive courtship of young maid Helen (Wasikowska).


Verdict
Not only sad, sad, sad but dreary and unpleasant, peopled with largely unsympathetic characters but for McTeer, who is great.


Reviewed by Angie Errigo

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