The Resource Belle, director, Amma Asante; producer, Damian Jones; writer, Misan Sagay

Belle, director, Amma Asante; producer, Damian Jones; writer, Misan Sagay

Label
Belle
Title
Belle
Statement of responsibility
director, Amma Asante; producer, Damian Jones; writer, Misan Sagay
Language
eng
Summary
Amma Asante directs this British period drama inspired by the 1779 painting of Dido Elizabeth Belle and her cousin Lady Elizabeth Murray. Dido (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) is the daughter of English Naval captain Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode) and an African woman. Sent to England to be raised on the Kenwood House Estate by her uncle, Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson), Dido quickly realises that her ethnicity is problematic in upper class society. Though her cousin Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon) accepts her friendship immediately and the girls become inseparable, Lord Mansfield and Lady Mansfield (Emily Watson) are tormented by the question of Dido's social status. As Dido points out, it leaves her in a somewhat lonely position to be deemed 'too good' to dine with the servants and 'not good enough' to entertain visitors, but when she meets dashing young lawyer John Davinier (Sam Reid) she discovers an Englishman who accepts her as she is and offers his hand in marriage. Can the couple's love overcome the conventions and prejudices of the time?
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
BBFC code: 12a
PerformerNote
Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Tom Wilkinson, Sarah Gadon, Emily Watson, Sam Reid, Miranda Richardson, Alex Jennings, Penelope Wilton, James Norton
Label
Belle, director, Amma Asante; producer, Damian Jones; writer, Misan Sagay
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
mm00211886
Extent
1 dvd (104 min.)
Other control number
5039036067256
Other physical details
col.
Publisher number
6047502000
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(StDuBDSZ)mm00211886
System details
DVD
Label
Belle, director, Amma Asante; producer, Damian Jones; writer, Misan Sagay
Publication
Control code
mm00211886
Extent
1 dvd (104 min.)
Other control number
5039036067256
Other physical details
col.
Publisher number
6047502000
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(StDuBDSZ)mm00211886
System details
DVD

Library Locations

    • Askew Road LibraryBorrow it
      87 91 Askew Road, London, W12 9AS, GB
      51.5036493 -0.2432371
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      Shepherds Bush Road Hammersmith, London, W6 7AT, GB
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