EW Staff
April 17, 2002 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Lady and the Duke

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG
runtime
129 minutes
Limited Release Date
05/10/02
performer
Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Lucy Russell, Alain Libolt, Charlotte Very
director
Eric Rohmer
distributor
Sony Pictures Classics
author
Eric Rohmer
genre
Foreign Language, Drama

We gave it a B+

Now that ”Brotherhood of the Wolf” and ”Amélie” have welcomed digital effects into the French art house, 82-year-old auteur Eric Rohmer is taking full advantage. He shot this true-life tale (his 23rd film) of a Scottish noblewoman stuck in Paris during the French Revolution with his actors standing in front of a blue screen, ”Star Wars”-style. Later, he inserted painted backgrounds of late-18th-century scenery. Voilá! Eye candy you can feel snooty about.

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