Lisa Schwarzbaum
June 14, 2002 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Lady and the Duke

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG
runtime
129 minutes
Limited Release Date
05/10/02
performer
Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Lucy Russell, Alain Libolt, Charlotte Very
director
Eric Rohmer
distributor
Sony Pictures Classics
author
Eric Rohmer
genre
Foreign Language, Drama

We gave it a B+

THE LADY AND THE DUKE (129 mins., PG) Digital magic allows real actors to step in and out of painted historical backdrops in this articulate, engrossing political drama from the redoubtable Eric Rohmer. Lucy Russell brings spirited levelheadedness to the role of Grace Elliott, a real-life 18th-century Englishwoman in France whose fame for being the mistress of powerful men overshadowed the importance of her life as a resilient survivor and chronicler of the French Revolution.

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