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THE LADY AND THE DUKE
aka L'ANGLAISE ET LE DUC
USA: Sony Pictures Classics
Cast: Lucy Russell, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Francois Marthouret, Leonard Cobiant, Caroline Morin, Alain Libolt, Helena Dubiel, Laurent Le Doyen, Serge Wolfsperger, Daniel Tarrare, Charlotte Very, Marie Riviere, Michel Demierre, Serge Renko, Christian Ameri, Eric Viellard, François-Marie Banier, Henry Ambert, Charles Borg, Claude Koener, Jean-Paul Rouvray, Axel Colombel, Michel Dupuy, Joël Templeur, Bruno Flender, Thierry Bois, William Darlin, Anne-Marie Jabraud, Isabelle Auroy, Jean-Louis Valero
Director: Eric Rohmer
Language: French (English subtitles)
USA: 98 mins
UK: 128 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for some violent images
UK Certificate: PG contains infrequent mild horror
USA Release Date: 10 May 2002 (Limited Release - Los Angeles and New York)
UK Release Date: 15 February 2002
Directed by French New Wave director Eric Rohmer, THE LADY AND THE DUKE is a period drama set in Paris during the French Revolution and based on a true story written by Grace Elliot (Lucy Russell), a feisty Scottish woman who is caught up in the French Revolution.
She is a royalist and mistress of the Duc de L'Orleans (Jean-Claude Dreyfus). Choosing to stay rather than escape back to Britain she keeps an account of her life while she is under house arrest in Paris and as mistress to the Duc, a cousin of King Louis XIV.