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THE DUCHESS

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THE DUCHESS

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 110m 0s

Release date 05/09/2008

BBFCInsight Contains sexual violence, moderate sex

Director(s) Saul Dibb

Cast includes Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Dominic Cooper, Charlotte Rampling, Hayley Atwell, Simon McBurney, Aidan McArdle, Sadie Miller, Richard McCabe, Angus McEwan, Georgia King, Mercy Fiennes Tiffin, Bruce Mackinnon, Laura Stevely, Kate Burdette, Richard Syms, Hannah Stokely, Nicola Powell-Smith

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 26/08/2008

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE DUCHESS is a period drama about Georgiana Cavendish, the 18th Century Duchess of Devonshire, who was in love with Charles Grey, the eventual leader of the Whig party, whilst trapped in a loveless marriage to the Duke of Devonshire.

Violence

There is a scene of sexual violence when the Duke forces himself on his wife in order to try to produce a male heir. The rape is mainly implied, with screams of protest heard from outside the bedroom door, but there is sight of Georgina protesting against her husband as he begins to lift up her skirt.

Sex

There are scenes of moderate sex, which include sight of a woman straddling a man before he begins to thrust into her, as well as a scene in which a man exposes a woman's breasts before getting on top of her, with some thrusting detail.

Details

Title
THE DUCHESS
Year
2008
Distributor(s)
Pathe Distribution Ltd
Classified date(s)
21/07/2008
Main language
English
Submitted run time
110m 0s
Approved footage
9899+12
BBFC reference
AFF246347
Registration number
CFJ17538

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