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Release Date: May 9, 2014 (limited)

On DVD/VOD: August 26, 2014

1h 44m | Drama

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.

Director: Amma Asante
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Producer(s): Damian Jones
Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Miranda Richardson, Penelope Wilton, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson
Writer(s): Misan Sagay
Inspiration: Dido Elizabeth Belle
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