I LOVE this movie. First of all it stars Gugu Mbatha Raw (Undercovers/Bonekickers) and reunites Penelope Wilton and Tom Wilkinson who starred together in another favorite of mine (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.)

Gugu Mbatha Raw & Sam Reid
Gugu Mbatha Raw & Sam Reid

This movie is based on a true story about what is was like before England abolished the slave trade. It tells the story of Belle (or Dido as she’s called in the film) who is taken by her father to stay with his family so that she can be raised in her rightful position as his daughter. Belle lives her life as the companion of her cousin, until she learns of a case being brought before her uncle and her life changes forever.

This is a film you simply must see!


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