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The Lady and the Duke

Release Date: May 10th, 2002

DVD Release Date: October 1st, 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: Lucy Russell, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, François Marthouret, Leonard Cobiant, Caroline Morin, Alain Libolt, Daniel Tarrare, Charlotte Véry

Director: Éric Rohmer

Genres: Historical drama

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics

Keywords: Melodramatic , Escape , Friendship , Brooding , Forbidden love , Pursuit , France ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

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

  • 100
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    Rohmer's films are renowned for their beauty, so it's surprising that he made a picture using digital video rather than film. But this was the right choice. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    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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