THE DUCHESS | British Board of Film Classification
Quick search of releases

Advanced search

THE DUCHESS (2008)

THE DUCHESS <span>(2008)</span> artwork

THE DUCHESS (2008)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 108

Release dates 05/09/2008

Ratings Info 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 All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Video release suitable for 12 years and over icon12

Ratings info

Ratings info 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
Also known as
THE DUCHESS - TRAILER,THE DUCHESS - TRAILER 2
Year
2008
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
Pathe Distribution Ltd,Pathe Distribution
Classified date(s)
22/12/2008
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF246347

Share this!

Facebook logo Twitter logo