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Belle (2013) – The Review

15 May 2014 5:25 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

A few months after 12 Years A Slave took home the Oscar gold as Best Picture comes another historical drama centering on the issue of slavery, but from a very different perspective. For one thing, it’s set in England where slavery was abolished nearly a hundred years before we “yanks” got with the program. Oh, and the person instrumental, according to this film, was a woman of mixed race. Let’s emulate Peabody and Sherman and jump in our cinematic “way-back” machine and drop in an a great debate spurred on in part by the beauty named, appropriately enough, Belle.

About 100 years before Solomon Northrup went back to his family, an officer of the British Royal Navy, Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode) pays a visit to his uncle and aunt, William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales (Tom Wilkinson) and Lady Mansfield »

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