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 marital triangle with her husband and his live-in mistress. She falls… More »
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 marital 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.« Less
Academy Award, 2008: Best Costume
DVD, New, 2009_04
Special features: How far she went-- making The Duchess; Georgiana in her own words; costume diary
DVD, NTSC; region 1; widescreen; Dolby Digital
English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue, optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
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Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.
Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.
Coarse Language: Moments of adult language.
Violence: Severe bruises from a beating shown but the abuse itself is not shown. One scene of sexual rape.
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The Duke of Devonshire: "You don't know me at in the least, do you..." Georgiana, The Duchess of Devonshire: "Yes I do. We're a bad match." The Duke of Devonshire: "I asked for two things when we wed: Loyalty, and a male heir." Georgiana, The Duchess of Devonshire: "THE SAME... AS YOUR DOGS!"
The Duke of Devonshire (to Georgiana, on her proposition of acceptance of Bess, in exchange for his acceptance of Charles Grey): "A deal. A deal... I don't make deals. ...Why would I? ...I'm in charge of it all..."
The Duke of Devonshire (dryly, to a servant): "Please put out Her Grace's hair."
Georgina: I fear I've done some things in life too late. And others too early.
"When she arrives, all eyes are upon her. When absent, she is the subject of universal conversation. And what we see her wearing tonight, I look forward to seeing the rest of you wearing tomorrow! "