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I can't remember the title of a movie I saw a long time ago. Does anyone know what movie this is?

I saw this movie about 10 years ago while on vacation. It was a tv movie in the fantasy genre. These are the scenes and details I remember (not necessarily in this order)

The main character was a boy around the age of 13 with an older sister and I think his mother was the queen.

There was also a boy who was around his sisters age.

At one point and time in the movie the main character was punished by being confined to a big square block/cell.

The other boy fell in love with the sister and proposed to her and gave her a little monkey.

There were these old hag/witches that gave advice/served the other boy.

Later in the movie he locks them in an empty room and lets them starve to death.

They set up axes to fall when the door opens and the monkey loses his tail.

The sister commits suicide by drowning herself.

The entire kingdom floods a lot.

The main character and the other boy have a climactic fight where the other boy is down in the flood waters and the main character jumps out the window with a dagger, falls through plants growing up the wall, and stabs the other boy and kills him.

I know this sounds like a total trip but its all I can remember

Thanks for any help

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    This is a wild guess:

    Gormenghast (2000 TV miniseries)

    starring Andrew Robertson, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Zoë Wanamaker, Celia Imrie, Neve McIntosh, Christopher Lee, Stephen Fry, Richard Griffiths, Spike Milligan, Eric Sykes

    IMDb synopsis:

    Gormenghast is an ancient city-state which primarily consists of a rambling and crumbling castle. The narrative, based on the first two of the three Gormenghast novels by Mervyn Peake, begins with the birth of a son, Titus, to the 76th Earl, Sepulchrave Groan, and Countess Gertrude. This mismatched pair (he'd prefer the melancholy privacy of his library; she'd prefer the company of her menagerie of cats and birds) also have a teenaged daughter, Fuchsia, who resents her new brother but comes to love him dearly. Simultaneously, a young kitchen apprentice, Steerpike, takes advantage of an altercation between head cook Swelter and the Earl's manservant, Mr. Flay, and escapes from the kitchens. Gormenghast is rigidly feudal in structure, but Steerpike has ambitions. He befriends the imaginative, yearning Fuchsia, and through her becomes apprenticed to the castle physician, Dr. Prunesquallor, who lives with his man-hunting sister Irma. This position allows Steerpike to work his way into the favour of the Earl's discontented twin sisters, Cora and Clarice, who feel displaced by Gertrude. The Earl's library mysteriously burns during a family gathering there, and subsequently the Earl goes fatally mad, and Steerpike gains a position with the castle's Master of Ritual. As Titus grows into childhood then adolescence, he chafes at the restrictions of Gormenghast's ritual-bound way of life and seeks ways of escape. He grows to resent and despise the ever-more ambitious Steerpike, who is gradually pursuing Titus's beloved sister Fuchsia. When Steerpike becomes Master of Ritual himself (although he's scarred for life in the fire that kills his predecessor), Titus decides he's had enough. But significant acts of treachery, which he discovers with the help of faithful Mr. Flay and the doctor (whose sister meanwhile has snagged the Gormenghast schoolmaster), force Titus's hand, and Steerpike must run, and fight, for his life, over the rooftops of a Gormenghast flooded by torrential rains.

    YouTube might have the complete miniseries! Here's Part 1 so that you can take a look to see if it's familiar:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2UTPombvgc

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    Here's a music video featuring clips from the miniseries, plus an extra film clip:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLZdMlbjZJw

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoApEV5Szgg

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