The Duchess

(USA/Great Britain/France/Italy, 2008, 109 minutes)

In late 18th century England, Lady Georgiana Spencer is married to the duke of Devonshire but chafes at being merely a trophy wife. Handsomely done, old-fashioned bodice-ripper with some added, welcome feminist overtones.

Paramount Vantage, Pathé and BBC Films present, in association with Pathé Renn Production and BIM Distribuzione, a Qwerty Films/Magnolia Mae Films production; a Duchess Movie/Pathé Renn Production/BIM Distribuzione co-production for Pathé. Starring Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Charlotte Rampling, Dominic Cooper, Hayley Atwell, Simon McBurney. Directed by Saul Dibb; produced by Gabrielle Tana, Michael Kuhn; screenplay by Jeffrey Hatcher, Anders Thomas Jensen, Saul Dibb, based on the book by Amanda Foreman, Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire; music by Rachel Portman; director of photography (DeLuxe, widescreen), Gyula Pados; production designer, Michael Carlin; costume designer, Michael O'Connor; film editor, Masahiro Hirakubo.


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