First trailer: Grace of Monaco shows a fairytale romance gone wrong
The trailer of Olivier Dahan’s Grace of Monaco is out. To open the Cannes Film Festival on May 14, the movie has Nicole Kidman playing Grace Kelly. Tim Roth will essay Prince Rainier III of Monaco. TRAILER INSIDEUpdated: Mar 08, 2014 12:19 IST
But destiny had other things in store for her. Marine explored the theme of sexual complication, and Sean Connery was to act as her boyfriend and husband. Obviously, the
were aghast at the idea of seeing their darling princess kiss and make love to Connery on the screen. They protested. And Rainier could not ignore his subjects.
There was also a political storm brewing. The new French President, General De Gaulle, was angry with Monaco. Many of France’s colonists were repatriating money to the principality to avoid French taxation. De Gaulle remarked with biting sarcasm that Rainier was trying to earn money for his bankrupt Monaco by asking his wife to face the camera again.
All this was creating problems between the prince and the princess. The trailer shows Kelly accusing the prince, "Have you thought that de Gaulle is looking for any excuse to take Monaco, even if it means turning you against me?” Her husband then angrily jumps up at a table where the royal couple is seated with several others people.
What really appears tragic is Kelly longing to go back home and to the movie set she adored. "I can be a mother and a wife, and hold down two jobs without the people getting too upset, can't I?" an angry Kelly is shown saying at one point. Her driver whom she is talking to says the prince will never agree to this.
Later Kelly is seen telling a confidant, "I don't know how I'm going to keep living with him. I don't know how I'm going to spend the rest of my life in this place where I can't be me. And who is that?"
Grace Kelly is in tears, and like some other fairytale weddings that the world saw later, the one in Monaco crumbled.
(Gautaman Bhaskaran will cover the Cannes Film Festival and may be emailed at
First Published: Mar 08, 2014 12:00 IST