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The Lady and the Duke
Directed by √Čric Rohmer
Starring Jean-Claude Dreyfus as Duke of Orléans
Lucy Russell as Grace Elliott
Alain Libolt as Duke of Biron
Charlotte Véry as Pulcherie the Cook
Rosette as Franchette
Léonard Cobiant as Champcenetz
François Mathouret as Dumouriez
Caroline Morin as Nanon
Héléna Dubiel as Madame Meyler
François-Marie Banier as Robespierre
Release date(s) France 7 September 2001 129 minutes

L'Anglaise et le Duc (English: The Lady and the Duke) is a 2001 feature film by French director √Čric Rohmer.

The film was inspired by Ma vie sous la révolution , the colourful memoirs of Grace Elliott, an Edinburgh-born royalist caught up in the political intrigue following the French Revolution. 'The customary verbal sparring and complex intellectual arguments are spiced by lavish sets, suspenseful plotting and the continuous threat of violence.' It was criticised by many viewers in France because of its uncompromising presentation of revolutionary violence; some described it as reactionary or monarchist propaganda. Asked about this in an Observer interview Lucy Russell remarked; "There does seem to be a great problem, not just in France, but every country has problems facing up to the nasty parts of its history. But there's a reason it was called The Terror."

Cast

Jean-Claude Dreyfus

Lucy Russell

Alain Libolt

Charlotte Very

Rosette

Leonard Cobiant

Francoise Marthouret

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