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In late eighteenth-century England, Dido Elizabeth Belle is born to a white British admiral and an enslaved, black Caribbean woman. When her father returns to sea, he entrusts Dido to the care of his appalled family, led by the imposing Lord Mansfield. Dido is raised to be a lady, albeit one with a unique status: too high in rank to dine with the servants, but too low to dine with her family. Inspired by true events, this is a stirring, thought-provoking historical drama.

Belle (2013)


United Kingdom






Amma Asante

Amma Asante

Amma Asante

Amma Asante was born in the UK and raised in Streatham, south London. She was a child actor, appearing on the TV series Grange Hill. She directed her first feature, A Way of Life, in 2004. Belle (2013), her second film, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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