About the film
slavery based on true story trial victorian england interracial relationship class differences slave period drama 18th century high society caribbean sea biracial woman director social issues costume drama abolitionist legal drama illegitimacy
Release Date: May 01, 2013
|Slogan||:||«Based on the inspiring true story»|
|Production Companies||:||Pinewood Studios, DJ Films, Isle of Man Film, BFI, Metrol Technology|
|Producers||:||Steve Christian, Damian Jones, Hilary Davis, Toby Whale, Adam Richards, Sian Sutherland, Jo Wallett, Peter Eardley, Nicky Earnshaw, Adrianna Nielle Davies, Solomon Artistes, Bev Lawley, Julia Hillsdon, Anna Cooper, Faye Green, Alice Syed, Sudie Smyth|
BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, 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.