Cover image for The duchess [DVD] / produced by Michael Kuhn, Gabrielle Tana ; directed by Saul Dibb.
Title:
The duchess [DVD] / produced by Michael Kuhn, Gabrielle Tana ; directed by Saul Dibb.
Title Variants:
La duchesse

Foreman, Amanda,

Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire.
Edition:
Widescreen ed.
Publication Information:
Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2008.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (ca. 109 min.) : sd., col.
General Note:
Based on the book "Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire" by Amanda Foreman.
Abstract:
Chronicles the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire. She was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life. She was a vibrant beauty and celebrity of her time. Georgiana is trapped in an unhappy marrital triangle with her husband and his live-in mistress. She falls passionately in love with Earl Grey, an ambitious young politician, and the affair causes a bitter conflict with her husband and threatens to erupt into a scandal. Now she must face an agonizing choice between her hopeless but passionate love affair or her responsibilities as a duchess.
Audience/Reading Level:
Canadian Home Video rating: 14A ; for sexual violence, mature themes.
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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. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi