the story followed the true story of Georgiana Spencer, who became the Duchess of Devonshire after her marriage to the Duke in 1774. she was an influential woman with a high sense of fashion and dared political change. she was adored by the public due to her spirited personality, but to her dismay, her marriage turned out to be a disappointment. the Duke continued his affairs while cared nothing about her, constantly reminding her to produce a male heir. her friend Lady Bess betrayed her by sleeping with the Duke, which eventually led to the 3 living uncomfortably together.
the emotional plot that evolved around the intolerable world of Georgiana was truly engaging and overwhelming, exploring the unfortunate innocence and the loss of freedom while providing an extremely satisfying and heart wrenching experience. and not to mention the extraordinary costumes and locations that beautified everything visually. watching Georgina, one of the strongest presence in England's history, the film had us felt the pressure of both men and women living in that century. according to facts, Diana (The Princess of Wales) was her great-great-grandniece.
some backgrounds on the movie:
- director: Saul Dibb
- released: 2008
- casts: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Charlotte Rampling, Dominic Cooper, Hayley Atwell, Simon McBurney, Aidan McArdle
- language: English
- genre: Biography/Romance