The Lady and the Duke
- Original title
L'Anglaise et le Duc
- Running time
- 125 min.
Laurent Le Doyen,
Pathé Image / France 3 Cinéma / KC Medien
Drama | Historical. 18th Century. French Revolution. Politics. Friendship
- Synopsis / Plot
- An episodic look at Grace Elliott (1760-1823) and Philippe, the Duke of Orleans, during the French Revolution. In 1790, they are friends, no longer lovers. He suggests she leave France, she warns him to quit the Revolution. In 1792, she must escape Paris on foot. Less than a month later, she returns on an errand of mercy and shows great courage saving the governor of Tuileries. The Duke in turn steps in to protect Grace. In early 1793, she demands a promise from the Duke that he vote to spare Louis's life; he does not, and Grace is furious. In April, he warns her of a search; she is arrested and brought before the committee. Orleans, too, is suspect. The guillotine awaits.
: César Awards: 2 nominations: Best Costume and Production Design
: European Film Awards: Nominated for Best Director
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