3.5

The Duchess

Biography Drama History


 

A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire.

"The Duchess" is a window into the intriguing life of Georgiana, a view that overlooks her reputable politics in favour of her more lascivious endeavours. Extravagant romanticism flourishes in 1700's England, a time of manners, costumes and beauty. A significant contrast to the inner turmoil that dwells in the Duke's house, burdens of birthing a male heir exact many sacrifices. Outstanding performances portray the many troubled characters of this film, in a period drama that only suffers from an imbalance of love and politics.

Anthony Macali

Wide Release 2nd October 2008
110 mins