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An episodic look at Grace Elliott (1760-1823) and Philippe, the Duke of Orleans, during the French Revolution. In 1790, they are friends, no longer lovers. He suggests she leave France, she warns him to quit the Revolution. In 1792, she must escape Paris on foot. Less than a month later, she returns on an errand of mercy and shows great courage saving the governor of Tuileries. The Duke in turn steps in to protect Grace. In early 1793, she demands a promise from the Duke that he vote to spare Louis's life; he does not, and Grace is furious. In April, he warns her of a search; she is arrested and brought before the committee. Orleans, too, is suspect. The guillotine awaits.Written by
Recently I watched this movie with a friend. Our opinions differed. I kind of liked the film, despite the not so convincing background and long dialogues but my friend was completely and utterly bored. The plot is rather engaging however, and kept me watching it for two hours straight (and my friend an hour and a half before deciding she had had enough). There are some violent (but unrealistic) scenes, so if your history teacher recommends you to watch it and you have two hours to spare, then watch it. But you don't miss much from not watching it either. I didn't regret watching it like i did with some movies, so this movie is not that bad. At least it gave me some ideas about the period of the French Revolution.
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