At first glance, it is not obvious that Abigail Evans lives with a life-threatening skin disease. She is a typical teenager: moody, rebellious, irreverent, and is also strikingly beautiful.... See full summary »
The mixed-race daughter, Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), of Royal Navy Captain Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode) is raised by aristocratic Great-uncle Lord William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) in eighteenth century England.
During the early years of Nazi occupation of France in World War II, romance blooms between Lucile Angellier (Michelle Williams), a French villager, and Lieutenant Bruno von Falk (Matthias Schoenaerts), a German soldier.
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When Simon Aboud met with Jeremy Irvine in New York to discuss the film, he was surprised when Irvine pitched to him why he should be in the movie, not the other way round. See more »
When Bella first goes out to work on her garden she is dressed in black from head to foot, including netting over her face and neck, and rubber gloves. This would be consistent with her OCD / need for things to be correct. She has rolled up her sleeves, however, exposing most of her forearms to whatever contaminants she is trying to avoid. There is no logical reason for anyone to do this, particularly not someone like Bella. See more »
A thoroughly enjoyable feel good movie to uplift one's spirits. Unusual, quirky and full of interesting characters. Tom Wilkinson in particular stood out but the acting from all concerned was on point. Sure some may find it a little 'twee' for their taste but I couldn't fault it. So different from most of the stuff being churned out I very much hope to see more like this.
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