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The Duchess  (2009 - English)

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  • Aakash Barvalia

    The Duchess rating: 8 out of 10

    By Aakash Barvalia(20 Oct 2009)

    Very Impressive narration!

    “Duchess” is a kind of story which is though a story of one woman, about her marriage life, her personal life, her love life, and etc, but still not been shown us in some usual mediocre way, but shown us in a very sophisticated way.

    The story revolves around in the mid of 17th and 18th century, where a woman name “Georgina” became the Duchess (Queen) of the Devonshire after her marriage with the King Duke. Everything was going on well but until one day when she produces a girl child, and made King Duke highly very upset. Later ... » read more

  • Mitesh Shah

    The Duchess rating: 6 out of 10

    By Mitesh Shah(28 Oct 2009)

    Pretty to look at…

    This movie is pleasant to look at - the costumes and the sets are lavish, and would look even better if they were better lit and the lighting director didn't worry about what lighting was really like in 18th century interiors. This is a commercial movie, after all, not a BBC documentary.

    And the acting is all very fine. You really feel for the poor duchess, who is trapped in a prison I would not wish on any man or woman.

    But in the end, the problem with this movie is the script. It doesn't build to anything. Suddenly the movie ... » read more

  • Chikita Kukreja

    The Duchess rating: 8 out of 10

    By Chikita Kukreja(29 Oct 2009)

    Family and politics in early 19th century England

    After I saw this movie I did a bit of research to find that the characters are real historical figures and the story told is apparently very accurate.

    Keira Knightly stars as Georgiana, The Duchess of Devonshire. She gained that title when at 17 she married the Duke of Devonshire. At first I thought maybe Knightly was not the best choice for the role, as she is very attractive, but the original Georgiana apparently was a beauty in her own right. In light of all that it may be harder to understand why her ... » read more

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