The Lady and the Duke Synopsis
Former lovers (Lucy Russell, Jean-Claude Dreyfus) disagree during the French Revolution.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Rohmer's films are renowned for their beauty, so it's surprising that he made a picture using digital video rather than film. But this was...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A vivifying film, though it's done in such a strange style that it takes a while to get used to it.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The technique is impressive. But it would count for little if the human story -- of a magnetic, resourceful, and, in the way of all Rohmer...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
That Mr. Rohmer is an octogenarian just beginning to play with digital technology makes the venture even more intriguing.
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The result is a galvanizing mix of intellectual discourse and guillotined heads.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Rohmer pulls off a wonderful feat: celebrating the elegance, and artifice, of another era at the same time he brings this tale of social...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
An elegant story about an elegant woman, told in an elegant visual style. It moves too slowly for those with impaired attention spans, but...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Old master Eric Rohmer, 82, uses new tricks in the form of painted backdrops inserted digitally to create a virtual reality. Rohmer goes...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Rohmer's style saps the film of the drama that flows directly from the subject matter.
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San Francisco Chronicle

It's a fascinating concept, gorgeously rendered. Seeing the paint actually dry, however, would probably be more fun than most of this...
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Rated PG-13 | For Some Violent Images