The Lady and the Duke Movie Review 2001

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Based on the memoirs of Englishwoman Grace Elliott (Russell), who lived in Paris during the French Revolution and remained a loyal supporter of King Louis XVI. The Duke in question is her former lover, Philippe, Duc d'Orleans (Dreyfus), with whom Grace has remained friends. A cousin to the King, Philippe himself is a moderate revolutionary and encourages Grace to return to England for her own safety, which she refuses to do. 81-year-old Rohmer commissioned a series of painted backdrops depicting 18th-century France rather than build sets and then superimposed his actors upon the backdrops, offering remarkably effective visuals. French with subtitles.


Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL:, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 129 minutes.
Originally from French.

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Adapted from Memoirs or Diaries, Royalty, Period Piece: 18th Century, Paris
Eric Rohmer
Lucy Russell, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Francois Marthouret, Leonard Cobiant, Caroline Morin, Alain Libolt, Marie Riviere, Helena Dubeil
Diane Baratier
Eric Rohmer
Pascal Ribier, Mary Stephen, Pierre-Jean Larrogque, Antoine Fontaine
Francoise Etchegaray, Pathe, Sony Pictures Classics

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