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Upstairs Downstairs (2010 TV Series)
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A new family and their servants live at the London townhouse at 165 Eaton Place in 1936. (60 mins.)
 
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Northanger Abbey (2007 TV Movie)
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A young woman's penchant for sensational Gothic novels leads to misunderstandings in the matters of the heart. (84 mins.)
Director: Jon Jones
 
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Persuasion (2007 TV Movie)
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Royal Navy captain Wentworth was haughtily turned down eight years ago as suitor of pompous baronet Sir Walter Elliot's daughter Anne... (93 mins.)
Director: Adrian Shergold
 
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Mansfield Park (2007 TV Movie)
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At age 10, Fanny Price is sent by her destitute mother to live with her aunt and uncle, Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram... (120 mins.)
 
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The Making of a Lady (2012 TV Movie)
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After losing her employment, Emily accepts a proposal that will give her a secure future. But she soon finds trapped in her new family's deception. (95 mins.)
 
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Stage Beauty (2004)
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A female theatre dresser creates a stir and sparks a revolution in seventeenth century London theatre by playing Desdemona in Othello. But what will become of the male actor she once worked for and eventually replaced? (106 mins.)
Director: Richard Eyre
 
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Downton Abbey (2010 TV Series)
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A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early 20th Century. (58 mins.)
 
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The Musketeers (2014 TV Series)
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Set on the streets of 17th century Paris, series gives a contemporary take on the classic story about a group of highly trained soldiers and bodyguards assigned to protect King and country. (55 mins.)
 
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The Other Boleyn Girl (2003 TV Movie)
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Based on the controversial novel by Philippa Gregory, "The Other Boleyn Girl" is a fictionalised account... (90 mins.)
 
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The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
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Two sisters contend for the affection of King Henry VIII. (115 mins.)
Director: Justin Chadwick
 
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Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
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A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works. (100 mins.)
Director: Peter Webber
 
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The Duchess (2008)
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A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life. (110 mins.)
Director: Saul Dibb
 
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Elizabeth (1998)
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A film of the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch. (124 mins.)
Director: Shekhar Kapur
 
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Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
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A mature Queen Elizabeth endures multiple crises late in her reign including court intrigues, an assassination plot, the Spanish Armada, and romantic disappointments. (114 mins.)
Director: Shekhar Kapur
 
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The Young Victoria (2009)
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A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert. (105 mins.)
 
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The Tudors (2007 TV Series)
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A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII. (60 mins.)
 
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Emma (2009 Mini-Series)
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Emma Woodhouse seems to be perfectly content, a loving father whom she cares for, friends, and a home... (240 mins.)
 
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Mansfield Park (1999)
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At 10, Fanny Price, a poor relation, goes to live at Mansfield Park, the estate of her aunt's husband... (112 mins.)
Director: Patricia Rozema
 
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Emma (1996)
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In rural 1800s England things go bad for a young matchmaker after she finds a man for another woman. (120 mins.)
Director: Douglas McGrath
 
20.
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
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A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays. (123 mins.)
Director: John Madden
 
21.
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
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Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice? (129 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
 
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Jane Eyre (2011)
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A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he's hiding a terrible secret. (120 mins.)
 
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Sense and Sensibility (1995)
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Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two eldest daughters are the titular opposites. (136 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
24.
Screen Two (1985 TV Series)
Episode: Persuasion (1995)
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Eight years earlier, Anne Elliot, the daughter of a financially troubled aristocratic family, was persuaded...
 
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The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)
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Six Californians start a club to discuss the works of Jane Austen, only to find their relationships -- both old and new -- begin to resemble 21st century versions of her novels. (106 mins.)
Director: Robin Swicord
 
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A Room with a View (1985)
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When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views... (117 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
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The Age of Innocence (1993)
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A tale of nineteenth-century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin. (139 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
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A Room with a View (2007 TV Movie)
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It's the Edwardian era. The Honeychurches - Marian Honeychurch and her two just of age children Lucy Honeychurch and Freddy Honeychurch... (93 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Renton
 
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Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1998 TV Movie)
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A free-spirited yet naive country girl is caught between her wealthy, manipulative "cousin" Alec and the handsome, educated farmer Angel Clare in this Victorian tragedy from novelist Thomas Hardy. (180 mins.)
Director: Ian Sharp
 
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Wives and Daughters (1999 Mini-Series)
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The daughter of a country doctor copes with an unwanted stepmother, an impetuous stepsister, burdensome secrets, the town gossips, and the tug on her own heartstrings for a man who thinks of her only as a friend. (301 mins.)
 
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Little Dorrit (2008 Mini-Series)
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The series tells the story of Amy Dorrit, who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father... (30 mins.)
 
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North & South (2004 Mini-Series)
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North and South is a four part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's love story of Margaret Hale, a middle class southerner who is forced to move to the northern town of Milton. (235 mins.)
 
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I Capture the Castle (2003)
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A love story set in 1930s England that follows 17-year-old Cassandra Mortmain, and the fortunes of her eccentric family, struggling to survive in a decaying English castle. (113 mins.)
Director: Tim Fywell
 
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Sense & Sensibility (2008 Mini-Series)
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Widow Dashwood and her three unmarried daughters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret, inherit only a tiny allowance... (59 mins.)
 
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Angel (2007)
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The rise and fall of a young eccentric British writer, in the early 20th century. (113 mins.)
Director: François Ozon
 
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The Duchess of Malfi (2014 TV Movie)
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(160 mins.)
 
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Madame Bovary (2014)
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Bored in her marriage to a country doctor and stifled by life in a small town, the restless Emma Bovary pursues her dreams of passion and excitement, whatever they may cost. (118 mins.)
Director: Sophie Barthes
 
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Mansfield Park (1983 Mini-Series)
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Impoverished Fanny Price is sent to live with her more affluent uncle and aunt. The arrival of new neighbors brings a chance for romance to Fanny and her cousins. (261 mins.)
 
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The Shadow in the North (2007 TV Movie)
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Sally Lockhart and friends investigate the disappearance of a steamship, a magician who is threatened by thugs, a psychic with dark visions, and heartless industrialist. (94 mins.)
Director: John Alexander
 
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The Magnificent Ambersons (2002 TV Movie)
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The spoiled rotten and utterly unlikable rich kid George Amberson becomes horrified when his recently... (150 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Arau
 
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The Woodlanders (1997)
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The story is set in late 19th century rural corner of South England. The daughter of timber merchant Melbury... (98 mins.)
Director: Phil Agland
 
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The Inheritance (1997 TV Movie)
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A 19th-century woman, companion to a blue-blooded New England girl, falls for an aristocrat. (95 mins.)
Director: Bobby Roth
 
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The Buccaneers (1995 Mini-Series)
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Four American girls go to England to find husbands. (212 mins.)
Director: Philip Saville
 
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The Woman in White (1997 TV Movie)
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Based upon Wilkie Collins Victorian mystery, the gothic tale tells of a pair of half sisters whose lives... (125 mins.)
Director: Tim Fywell
 
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Emma (1996 TV Movie)
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While matchmaking for friends and neighbors, a young 19th-century Englishwoman nearly misses her own chance at love. (107 mins.)
 
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A Little Chaos (2014)
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Two talented landscape artists become romantically entangled while building a garden in King Louis XIV's palace at Versailles. (112 mins.)
Director: Alan Rickman
 
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Madame Bovary (2000 TV Movie)
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A young woman in her late teens, a reader of novels and with high hopes of romance and passion, marries a widowed country doctor... (180 mins.)
Director: Tim Fywell
 
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The Hollow Crown (2012 TV Series)
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A mini-series of adaptations of Shakespeare's history plays: Richard II, Henry IV Parts One and Two, and Henry V. (150 mins.)
 
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Tess of the D'Urbervilles (2008 Mini-Series)
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The story of Tess Durbeyfield, a low-born country girl whose family find they have noble connections. (240 mins.)
 
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Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)
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In Victorian England, the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor. (119 mins.)
 
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The Affair of the Necklace (2001)
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In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklace. (118 mins.)
Director: Charles Shyer
 
52.
Possession (2002)
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A pair of literary sleuths unearth the amorous secret of two Victorian poets only to find themselves falling under a passionate spell. (102 mins.)
Director: Neil LaBute
 
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The Countess (2009)
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A 17th century Hungarian countess embarks on a murderous undertaking, with the belief that bathing in the blood of virgins will preserve her beauty. (98 mins.)
Director: Julie Delpy
 
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The White Queen (2013 Mini-Series)
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Three different, yet equally relentless women vie for the throne in 15th Century England. (60 mins.)
 
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A Promise (2013)
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A romantic drama set in Germany just before WWI and centered on a married woman who falls in love with her husband's protégé. Separated first by duties and then by the war, they pledge their devotion to one another. (98 mins.)
Director: Patrice Leconte
 
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Effie Gray (2014)
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A look at the scandalous love triangle between Victorian art critic John Ruskin, his teenage bride Effie Gray, and Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais. (104 mins.)
Director: Richard Laxton
 
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The Physician (2013)
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In Persia in the 11th Century, a surgeon's apprentice disguises himself as a Jew to study at a school that does not admit Christians. (150 mins.)
Director: Philipp Stölzl
 
58.
A Passionate Woman (2010 TV Series)
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(90 mins.)
 
59.
World Without End (2012 Mini-Series)
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The English town of Kingsbridge works to survive as the King leads the nation into the Hundred Years' War with France while Europe deals with the outbreak of the Black Death. (374 mins.)
 
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The Lady Vanishes (2013 TV Movie)
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While traveling by train, a young socialite is befriended by a charming yet enigmatic older woman. However, when the woman disappears, the other passengers deny she ever existed. (90 mins.)
 
61.
The Wonderful World of Disney (1997 TV Series)
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A look at the classic "Cinderella" story from the perspective of one of her 'ugly' stepsisters (120 mins.)
 
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Desperate Romantics (2009 TV Series)
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Period drama set in London about the rise of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
 
63.
Belle (2013)
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The mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England. (100 mins.)
Director: Amma Asante
 
64.
War & Peace (2016 Mini-Series)
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As the Russian conflict with Napoleon reaches its peak, five aristocratic families face the possibility of their lives being changed forever. (379 mins.)
 
65.
Versailles (2015 TV Series)
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In 1667, 28-year-old all-powerful king of France, Louis XIV, decides to build the greatest palace in the world - Versailles. But drained budget, affairs and political intrigues complicate things. (52 mins.)
Director: Jalil Lespert
 
66.
Victoria (2016 TV Series)
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The early life of Queen Victoria, from her accession to the throne at the tender age of 18 through to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert. (60 mins.)
 
67.
Suite Française (2014)
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During the early years of Nazi occupation of France in World War II, romance blooms between Lucile Angellier (Michelle Williams), a French villager, and Bruno von Falk (Matthias Schoenaerts), a German soldier. (107 mins.)
Director: Saul Dibb
 
68.
Anna Karenina (2012)
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In late-19th-century Russian high society, St. Petersburg aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the dashing Count Alexei Vronsky. (129 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
 
69.
A Royal Affair (2012)
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A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician - and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever. (137 mins.)
Director: Nikolaj Arcel