The Duchess (2008)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Period Film, Romantic Drama  |   Release Date - Sep 19, 2008 (USA)  |   Run Time - 109 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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Director Saul Dibb takes the helm for this period drama adapted from Amanda Foreman's best-selling novel Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, documenting the romantic entanglements of Georgiana Cavendish (Keira Knightley), a beautiful and clever woman who becomes a celebrity of British high society when she marries the Duke of Devonshire (Ralph Fiennes) and becomes consort to one of the most powerful men in England. Beloved for her trend-setting fashion designs as well as her political activism, Georgiana's fire and wit make her a beloved figure everywhere but her own home, where her cold and distant husband's control over her is stifling, soon sending her into the arms of a another man -- an act that soon forces her to learn about the brutal difference in the rights afforded to 18th century men and women.

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celebrity, love-triangle, royalty, scandal