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The Duchess

The Duchess

There were three people in her marriage
  • He looks like my cup of tea...

Set in the 18th century, this movie looks at an (in)famous ancestor of Lady Diana Spencer. Married off at 16 to a Duke who desperately wanted a son, she found herself trapped in a loveless marriage. While her husband had affairs, she set to work on the politicians. Things heated up when her husband started hitting on her new best friend, and a lover from her teen years re-entered her life.


109 minutes, No persons under 16 (Sex)
Period piece, Romance, On the art circuit

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Credits
Cast
Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Charlotte Rampling, Dominic Cooper, Hayley Atwell, Simon McBurney, Aidan McArdle
Director
Saul Dibb
ScreenplayJeffrey Hatcher, Anders Thomas Jensen, Saul Dibb, from the book by Amanda Foreman
MusicRachel Portman
CinematographyGyula Pados
EditingMasahiro Hirakubo
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2008
Produced byParamount Vantage, Pathé BBC Films, Qwerty Films, Magnolia Mae Films

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FPB Report (SA)
GenreHistorical, drama
LanguageNone
NudityInfrequent, mild
SexFairly frequent, strongly implied
ViolenceOne disturbing rape scene
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThemes in this movie are mature and complex and are likely to disturb younger viewers, and create a sense of insecurity in them.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)
Sex / NudityViolenceBlood / Gore / GrossGuns /
Weapons
Profanity
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Alcohol / DrugsSmokingDisrespectful /
Bad Attitude
Imitative BehaviourFrightening /
Tense Scenes
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Jump ScenesTense Family ScenesMusic (Scary/Tense)Music (Inappropriate)Topics to talk about
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Ratings
Scale (Max)20
South African Media
Cape Argus/The StarDiane de Beer15
Die BurgerMariana Malan15
Cape TimesKenneth Turan15
iAfrica.comRebekah Kendal15
The CitizenAnnette Bayne quote icon 14
24.comJean Barker quote icon 15
International Media
Chicago Sunday TimesRoger Ebert quote icon 18
eye Weekly (Canada)Adam Nayman quote icon 5
ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli quote icon 10
Rolling Stone (US)Peter Travers quote icon 15
ScreenIt (USA)C. Fuchs quote icon 12
Metacritic.com34 critics12
RottenTomatoes.com151 critics12
RottenTomatoes.comTomatometer quote icon 12
IMDB6596 Netizens quote icon 14
Average .. 66%13


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