The Lady and the Duke

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Release Date: May 10, 2002 (limited)

On DVD/VOD: October 1, 2002

PG-13 | 2h 5m | Drama

Grace Elliott (Russell) was a British beauty who was first mistress to the Prince of Wales (who later became England's King George IV) and then to the Duke of Orleans, who brought her to France to live in 1786.

By the time the Revolution begins, Grace and the Duke's ardour has cooled, yet there's no mistaking their passionate friendship. Each lights up with joy at the other's sight. However, the two are at odds politically. She's a royalist, faithful to King Louis XVI -- while he, although a cousin to the King, is not.

Politics aside, Grace manages to cajole the Duke into helping an injured aristocrat escape, but fails to keep him from voting for the King's execution.
Director: Eric Rohmer
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Françoise Etchegaray
Cast: Lucy Russell, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, François Marthouret, Léonard Cobiant, Caroline Morin
Writer(s): Eric Rohmer
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