Set at the end of the eighteenth century, The Duchess is the story of the beautiful and, glamorous Georgiana Spencer, the most fascinating woman of the age.
While her beauty and charisma made her name, her extravagant tastes and appetite for gambling and love made her infamous. Married young to the older, distant Duke of Devonshire, intimate of ministers and princes, Georgiana became a fashion icon, a doting mother, a shrewd political operator and darling of the common people. But at the core of her story is a desperate search for love.
From Georgiana’s passionate and doomed affair with Earl Grey to the complex ménage à trois with her husband and her best friend, Lady Bess Foster, The Duchess is a very contemporary tale of fame, notoriety and the search for love. –Pathé Distribution
Typically tragic tale of female woe from the 18th century; well-dressed, designed and acted, though the screenplay doesn't give us much we haven't seen before. Could have benefitted from an R rating, as its characters are clearly debauched and depraved. Fiennes' detached psychopathy is an amusing diversion--like he wandered in from another, better movie.
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Fresque de vie – 29/03/2009
Dans ce biopic émouvant et prenant d’une féministe avant l’heure, d’une Lady Di du XVIIIe siècle, Saul Dibb tire un film linéaire, classique, mais plutôt fort. Une… read review