The Lady and the Duke
|The Lady and the Duke|
|Directed by||Éric Rohmer|
The Lady and the Duke (French: L'Anglaise et le Duc) is a 2001 feature film by French director Éric 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.
According to a description of the film in The Guardian, Rohmer's "customary verbal sparring and complex intellectual arguments are spiced by lavish sets, suspenseful plotting and the continuous threat of violence."
- 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
- Marie Rivière as Madame Laurent
- Héléna Dubiel as Madame Meyler
- François-Marie Banier as Robespierre
The film 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, 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."
- Akin Ojumu (30 December 2001). "Roads lead to Rohmer". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
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