Belle - 2013 - 7/10
In the 1700‘s, naval officer / father drops off his half black daughter to high echelon parents.
The small girl is to be raised as proper English lady.
Straight off, I asked the person who loaded this one if it was based on story, script or true life.
Apparently, this was based on real life.
Plot ticks off British involvement in slave trade, as well as varying suitors for the grown lady’s well funded hand.
Rich production values and good cast. Film also underplays most character reactions, a refreshing change from the Americanizing of emotional behavior.
Couple of nice - if redundant - featurettes with the disc.