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The Lady and the Duke

PG-13| 2 hr. 3 min.

Plot Summary
The tale of a beautiful, royalist English gentlewoman living perilously in France during the Revolution, and her sometimes affectionate, sometimes tempestuous relationship with Philippe, Duke of Orleans, a cousin of King Louis XVI but nonetheless a supporter of revolutionary ideas. The Lady manages to persuade the Duke to rescue an outlaw, but fails to keep him from voting for the King's execution.

Cast: Lucy Russell , Jean-Claude Dreyfus , Francois Marthouret , Leonard Cobiant , Caroline Morin , Alain Libolt , Daniel Tarrare , Charlotte Very

Director: Eric Rohmer

Genres: Historical drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

The Lady and the Duke (2001)

Release Date: May 10th, 2002|2 hr. 3 min.

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  • Old master Eric Rohmer, 82, uses new tricks in the form of painted backdrops inserted digitally to create a virtual reality. Rohmer goes Lucas - who could have guessed? show more

  • It's a fascinating concept, gorgeously rendered. Seeing the paint actually dry, however, would probably be more fun than most of this overly expository film. show more

  • That Mr. Rohmer is an octogenarian just beginning to play with digital technology makes the venture even more intriguing. show more

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