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May 022014


Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) was only a young girl when her mother passed away. Instead of being left orphaned and on the street, she was taken in by her father Captain Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode), a man of considerably high standing. Going against societal norms of 18th century England, he claimed his mixed race, illigetimate daughter as his own, safeguarding her freedom and allowing her to claim what was rightfully hers. Belle is reviewed after the jump.

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