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The Portrait of a Lady

1996 Rated PG-13 2hr 24m

Jane Campion's adaptation of Henry James's novel stars Nicole Kidman as Isabel Archer, an American heiress visiting relatives in 1872 England who falls prey to the manipulations of a scheming friend (Barbara Hershey, in an Oscar-nominated performance), who arranges her betrothal to an utter scoundrel (John Malkovich). Ironically, Archer's poor choice ultimately leads to discovery of her true self -- and her one true love.

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Movie Details

1997 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture nominee
1997 Academy Award®
  • Best Supporting Actress nominee: Barbara Hershey
  • Best Costume Design nominee
Mature sensuality and some brief nudity

DVD details

Blu-ray details



Closed captioned


Screen formats

Widescreen 1.85:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 5.1

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access.