Belle


Brief sexual assault, discrimination theme.

About this Film

Inspired by a true story, period drama 'Belle' tells the tale of an aristocratic mixed-race woman and her efforts to end slavery in the British Empire.

Belle, the illegitimate daughter of a Naval officer and an African slave, is sent to live on a grand English estate with her great uncle. She lives a paradoxical life, privileged thanks to her bloodline and wealth, yet undesirable because of her race. In later years she influences her great uncle, the Lord Chief Justice, as he rules on a pivotal slavery case.

'Belle' is the second feature from actress-turned-director Amma Asante (A Way of Life).

  • Released on
    13/06/14
  • Genre
    Drama
  • Cast members
    Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson
  • Running time
    105 minutes
  • Directed by
    Amma Asante
  • Language
    English

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Reviewer: SianDate: 2014-07-04

Saw it the evening it came out it was breath-taking beautifully shot and written and a true representation of society in that period The cast was superb,the acting maginificent.An incredible tale based on a true story-a tale everyone should see!

Sister

Reviewer: ActDate: 2014-06-25

I thought it was a really good film. Well cast and nice acted, costumes were really good and the scenery great; some well chosen sites and even better to know it was based on truth.

mrs

Reviewer: scepticDate: 2014-06-21

F A B U L O U S....absolutely brilliant story line. Clear diction, superb scenes. very well acted, costumes stunning. What more can I say...enjoyed it immensely. No disappointment here at all.....Well done...

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