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Belle [Includes Digital Copy] [Blu-ray] [2014]

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Release Date:08/26/2014
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Includes Digital Copy
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (74 out of 75)

    Special Features


    • Belle: the story
    • Gugu Mbatha-Raw breakout role
    • The power of Belle
    • From painting to screen
    • The history behind the painting
    • Stills gallery

    Synopsis


    Belle
    Set in 18th century England and based on a real story, Amma Asante's Belle stars relative Gugu Mbatha-Raw as the title character - full name, Dido Elizabeth Belle. She is the illegitimate, mixed-race daughter of British Admiral Sir John Lindsay and a black woman he had an affair with while serving overseas. Lindsay brings her to his uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) who along with his wife Lady Mansfield (Emily Watson) are already raising Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon), another niece the same age as Dido. Though Lady Mansfield fears scandal having a dark-skinned child as part of the home, Dido's father reminds them that his daughter does have the right to live there because of her lineage, and Lord Mansfield, a Lord Chief Justice of Britain, agrees. Belle and Elizabeth quickly become best friends, and when they come of age each begins courting suitors. Elizabeth is pursued by James Ashford (Tom Felton), a smarmy and racist manipulator who wants to marry her in order to please his equally conniving mother (Miranda Richardson) by increasing his own family's wealth and standing, while Dido proves alluring to James' brother Oliver (James Norton). However Dido's deepest affections are for John Davinier (Sam Reid), an idealistic young lawyer who is trying to sway Lord Mansfield on a crucial case before the high court that will have profound implications for Britain's slave trade. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Gugu Mbatha-Raw
      Gugu Mbatha-Raw - Dido Elizabeth Belle
    • Tom Wilkinson
      Tom Wilkinson - Lord Mansfield
    • Emily Watson
      Emily Watson - Lady Mansfield
    • Matthew Goode
      Matthew Goode - Admiral Sir John Lindsay
    • Sarah Gadon
      Sarah Gadon - Elizabeth Murray




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