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Queen Victoria's Last Love - a true story- Victoria & Abdul

Hosted by a member of the Hamburg Indian Culture Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Sun 01 Oct 16:30 - 19:00

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Update: Preis/ Reference No

Dear All the price is re-negotiated for group & will be 7,50€. Please take your ticket by mentioning reservation Code : Smukat 52

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Film in English

The Trailer:

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Victoria & Abdul is an upcoming British-American biographical comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Frears and written by Lee Hall. It is based on the book of same name by Shrabani Basu, and on the real-life relationship between Queen Victoria and her Indian servant Abdul Karim. The film will have its world premiere at the 74th Venice Film Festival.

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Hafiz Mohammed Abdul Karim, Protected content April Protected content , known as "the Munshi", was an Indian attendant of Queen Victoria. He served her during the final fifteen years of her reign, gaining her maternal affection over that time.

Karim was born near Jhansi in British India, the son of a hospital assistant. In Protected content , Victoria's Golden Jubilee year, Karim was one of two Indians selected to become servants to the Queen. Victoria came to like him a great deal and gave him the title of "Munshi", an Urdu word often translated as "clerk" or "teacher". Victoria appointed him her Indian Secretary, showered him with honours, and obtained a land grant for him in India.

The close platonic relationship between Karim and the Queen led to friction within the Royal Household, the other members of which felt themselves to be superior to him. The Queen insisted on taking Karim with her on her travels, which caused arguments between her and her other attendants. Following Victoria's death in Protected content , her successor, Edward VII, returned Karim to India and ordered the confiscation and destruction of the Munshi's correspondence with Victoria. Karim subsequently lived quietly near Agra, on the estate that Victoria had arranged for him, until his death at the age of 46.

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Dear All, I have just been advised by Abaton regarding the date and time of the film in English (with German subtitle).
It will be sunday of October at 17:15. I thank you to be in Protected content (inside the cinema) at 16:30 in which we can socialise, get to know each other and also buy our tickets. ( you might also buy your ticket through Internet).

I will try to make the seat reservation for 18 in two rows, back to back. Please kindly if you did the registration be present. The preparation of each event takes lots of time, energy and needs a great deal of communication. All my efforts like every host is to bring the people together for a meaningful sense. Therefore if you sign for it your presence matters.

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