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The Lady and the Duke (2001)

Cast: Lucy Russell, Lucy Russell, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, more...
Director: Eric Rohmer, Eric Rohmer
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Studio: Columbia TriStar
Genre: Drama, Foreign, Costume Drama/Period Piece, France
Running Time: 129 min.
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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This title is currently out of print.

Having finished his acclaimed cinematic quartet "Contes des quatre saisons," legendary filmmaker Eric Rohmer takes DV camera in hand to recreate this idiosyncratic period piece adapted from the Grace Elliot memoirs. Concerned with faithfully evoking 18th century France, Rohmer uses two strategies -- using only eyewitness accounts of the times and avoiding all external settings, arguing that Paris now is a completely different city than it was during revolutionary times. The story revolves around Grace Elliot (Lucy Russell), a Scottish aristocrat stranded in Paris during the French Revolution. She is once again thrown together with Philippe Egalite, the cousin to the king, the Duke of Orleans, and Grace's former lover. Their friendship remains complicated and uncertain, and is made all the more complex by the rush of events around them. This film was screened at the 2001 Toronto Film Festival. ~ Jonathan Crow, All Movie Guide

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