L'Ainglaise et le duc



The tale of a beautiful royalist English gentlewoman living perilously in France during the Revolution, and her sometimes affectionate, sometimes tempestuous relationship with Philippe, Duke of Orleans, a cousin of King Louis XVI but nonetheless a supporter of revolutionary ideas. The Lady manages to persuade the Duke to rescue an outlaw, but fails to keep him from voting for the King's execution.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Eric Rohmer

Produced by: Françoise Etchegaray

Cinematography: Diane Baratier

Editing: Mary Stephen

Production Design: Antoine Fontaine

Main Cast: Lucy Russell (Grace Elliott), Jean-Claude Dreyfus (Le Duc d'Orléans)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Director 2001