The Lady and the Duke is a movie Franco – German of Eric Rohmer released in 2001 . It is an adaptation of Grace Elliott’s memoirsin which the author, an English aristocrat living in Paris close to Philippe Égalité , tells the story of how she lived the French Revolution . After La Marquise d’O … (1976) and Perceval the Welsh (1978), it is the third historical film of Éric Rohmer .
For the first time, Eric Rohmer uses digital. He uses an innovative way by asking a painter to produce paintings faithfully representing the Paris of the late xviii th century and using these paintings as a backdrop for outdoor scenes filmed on a green background.