The Duchess

The Duchess

Rate: 4.5 of 5

Genre: documentary, romance and politics

A young lady, Georgiana, was betrothed to a duke by their parents in 1779 ( at least, I remember it is 1779). She asked her mother if the duke really love her and the mother assured her that he did. After her wedding at the church, she was nervous that she had to live with her new husband together at his mansion. She had to learn to face a politic as the duchess. She bore him 3 female children and failed to give him a male heir. During the disappointment, the duke started to seek a solace. Georgiana met a lady, Foster duchess who lived in an abusive marriage and was unable to see her 3 male children due to her position and decided to give her a safe place – her home. (It is common for women to face their abusive marriages in 1700s as there were no woman’s rights) Mrs Foster moved in to her place and became a new family member under the same roof. Georgriana started to be doubtful about her husband’s secret activities. The husband failed to show his love to her and spent more time with his dogs than with his wife as the wife spent more time with her children than him. The wife started to lose the faith in him who had the secret affair with Mrs Foster and met her childhood friend who had ambition for a political position. Charles Grey fell in love with her. and had secret affair with her. The duke suspected about their inmate affairs and warned her about a loss of the political position for continuation of the intimate affairs. It left the choices to her to decide if she lost everything or stay out of the affair.

I am impressive on the lovely true story. I recommend the film for these who are interested in people from the historical caste/era.


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