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Albert Nobbs

Albert Nobbs

Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Johnson

Total Film

June 2012

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Director Rodrigo García
Starring Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Johnson
Cert 15

Rating **

Albert Nobbs is a she who’s been masquerading as a he for decades, a pinch-faced butler at a past-its-best Dublin hotel.

While (s)he goes about his duties with stoic aplomb, the shabby establishment’s other downstairs drones titter into their hands, but neither servant nor guest pay too much attention to this “kind little man” until the arrival of strapping house-painter Hubert (Janet McTeer) and Joe the handyman (Aaron Johnson).

While the former offers Nobbs a glimpse of life beyond the subterfuge, the latter sends him into a catastrophic tailspin.

Glenn Close first played Nobbs 30 years ago, off-broadway, and it’s been her lifelong passion to get the story up on screen. 2012 New Style

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