Belle (2013)

Jan 3, 2014 | Biography, Drama, General Film, Romance

Director: Amma Asante

Writer(s): Misan Sagay

Starring: Matthew Goode, Lauren Julien-Box, Natasha Williams, Alan McKenna, Penelope Wilton, Cara Jenkins, Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson, Sarah Gadon, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Miranda Richardson, James Norton, Tom Felton, Timothy Walker, Sam Reid, David Gant, Charlotte Roach, Rupert Wickham, Bethan Mary-James, Alana Ramsey, Alex Jennings, Daniel Wilde, Susan Brown, James Northcote, Andrew Woodall, Edmund Short, Chris Middleton, Lasco Atkins, Tom Coulston, Harriet Crawford, Tony Eccles, James Hepburn, Barrie Martin, Alfred Mather, Steve Munroe, Adam Nowell, Jenna Sharpe, Darren Shaw, Fabio Vollono

Synopsis: BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Captain. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on change who, with her help, shapes Lord Mansfield’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England.

Release Date: January 3, 2014 (USA) | Length: 104 min | Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance | MPAA Rating: Rated PG for thematic elements, some language and brief smoking images.