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The Lady and the Duke

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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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