ROYALTY ON SCREEN: Robert Downey Jr. in "RESTORATION" (1995)


ROYALTY ON SCREEN: Robert Downey Jr. in "RESTORATION" (1995)
by Darius Kadivar

During the 17th-century reign of Britain's Charles II a young physician is taken into the decadent court of the King. His talents for healing are overtaken by his even greater talents for debauchery, and he is exiled after falling in love with his wife--the king's mistress. On the outside, he rediscovers his true calling in the plague-infested streets of London. Based on Rose Tremain's 1989 novel. Academy Awards: 2, including Best Costume Design and Best Art Direction. Starring Robert Downey Jr. Sam Neill, Polly Waljer and Meg Ryan.
Restoration Official Trailer:
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Scene: "I'd like to shake the King's hand.": Scene: Find The Lady: Scene: Margaret: Scene: "To the wedding chamber!":

Scene: The London Plague of 1665:

An aspiring young physician, Robert Merivel found himself in the service of King Charles II and saves the life of someone close to the King. Merivel joins the King's court and lives the high life provided to someone of his position. Merivel is ordered to marry his King's mistress in order to divert the queens suspicions. He is given one order by the king and that is not to fall in love. The situation worsens when Merivel finds himself in love with his new wife. Eventually, the King finds out and relieves Merivel of his position and wealth. His fall from grace leaves Merivel where he first started. And through his travels and reunions with an old friend, he rediscovers his love for true medicine and what it really means to be a physician.
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