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The Lady and the Duke

Release Date: May 10th, 2002

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: , , , , , , ,

Director:

Genres: Historical drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

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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

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

  • Rohmer pulls off a wonderful feat: celebrating the elegance, and artifice, of another era at the same time he brings this tale of social upheaval boldly into the present. show more

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