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by Amma Asante


Inspired by a 1779 painting of Dido Elizabeth Belle, and her life story, Belle tells the tale of a mixed–race girl raised as an aristocratic lady in 18th Century England. Battling social prejudice against the backdrop of a controversial slavery case, Belle follows the love story of Dido Belle and John Davinier, in a world where one of England’s most powerful men stands between them.

international title: Belle
original title: Belle
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: Bankside Films
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Amma Asante
release date: IT 28/08/2014, FR 23/07/2014, BE 3/06/2015
screenplay: Amma Asante, Misan Sagay
cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Sarah Gadon, Miranda Richardson, Emily Watson
cinematography by: Ben Smithard
film editing: Pia Di Ciaula
art director: Simon Bowles
costumes designer: Anushia Nieradzik
production: DJ Films, Pinewood Pictures
backing: Head Gear Films, Metrol Technology
distributor: 20th Century Fox Italy, A-Film België NV
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