THE DUCHESS

By Saul DIBB

PATHÉ FILMS - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2007


    • Year of production
    • 2007
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 25 - 50 M$
    • Duration
    • 109 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Saul DIBB
    • Writer(s)
    • Jeffrey HATCHER, Anders Thomas JENSEN, Saul DIBB
    • Producer(s)
    • Michael KUHN, Gabriella TANA
    • Synopsis
    • Like Princess Diana, her direct descendent, Georgiana Duchess of
      Devonshire was beautiful, glamorous and adored by the public. But
      while her beauty and charisma made her a household name, one thing
      always seemed to escape her: love.
      Beneath Georgiana's glamorous façade lay an intelligent, vulnerable
      woman stranded in a loveless marriage to the Duke, one of the richest
      men in England. Frustrated by the limitations imposed on her by virtue
      of her sex and her class, she rebelled, entering into an intense
      relationship with the beautiful Lady Foster, thereby setting up a complex
      ménage a trois with the Duke. Georgiana's rebellion extended to the
      public sphere where she tore down the conventions, becoming a
      political campaigner for the liberal party. In so doing she fell for Earl
      Grey, the future Prime Minister, finally discovering the meaning of true love. But could true love survive the strictures of the Duke, of Bess and of Society - the pressures of marriage and motherhood, of friendship and loyalty, of class and celebrity?
      What followed was tragic, but Georgiana's unquenchable spirit sustained her and, unlike Diana, she ultimately found peace...
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Sep 01, 2007
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