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Based on Grace Elliott's "Journal of my Life during the French Revolution", THE LADY AND THE DUKE (L'Anglaise et le Duc) is a movie written and directed by Eric Rohmer in 2001. This film earned two nominations for the French Academy awards.
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Grace Elliott, an English Lady educated in France, is staying in Paris during the French Revolution. She regularly meets the Duke of Orléans, the cousin of Louis the XVIth, who shares the ideas of the first revolutionaries. She will witness the slaughter of the noble people, the arrest and the execution of the King of France.

Helpless, she observes how the rather peaceful revolution transforms itself in a bloodbath during the Terror period. Her friend the Duke, chief of the Orleanists, understands but too late that it's necessary that he disappears in order that the revolution lives.


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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1600 to 1899 War impact on civilians/veterans    -   Yes Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   French Woman/class/friends story?    -   woman's story Kind of conflict:    -   revolution

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   simply wealthy Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France City?    -   Yes City:    -   Paris Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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