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Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1998)

A free-spirited yet naive country girl is caught between her wealthy, manipulative "cousin" Alec and the handsome, educated farmer Angel Clare in this Victorian tragedy from novelist Thomas Hardy.

Director:

Ian Sharp

Writers:

Thomas Hardy (novel), Ted Whitehead
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Justine Waddell ... Tess Durbeyfield
Jason Flemyng ... Alec D'Urberville
Oliver Milburn ... Angel Clare
John McEnery ... Jack Durbeyfield
Lesley Dunlop ... Joan Durbeyfield
Rosalind Knight ... Mrs. D'Urberville
Anthony O'Donnell ... Crick
Christine Moore Christine Moore ... Mrs. Crick
Bryan Pringle ... Kail
Debbie Chazen ... Marian
Candida Rundle Candida Rundle ... Izzy
Amanda Brewster Amanda Brewster ... Retty
Linda Armstrong ... Car Darch
Hannah Waterman Hannah Waterman ... Nancy
Charlotte Bellamy Charlotte Bellamy ... Cissie
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Young country girl Tess Durbyfield goes to work for her aristocratic relatives, the D'Urbervilles, in an attempt at helping her family to raise some money. Her cousin Alec falls in love with her and seduces/rapes her. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Egy tiszta nő See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Goofs

When Tess leaves home to work at a dairy farm, it shows the sun rising behind Tess as she walks, but the light source is coming from in front of Tess, warming her face, revealing the background is a green screen. See more »

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Version of Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1913) See more »

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An excellent and vivid master piece.
5 December 1999 | by SpaceDivaSee all my reviews

The imagery in this A&E movie is wonderful. I have not read the novel yet, but the movie is an awesome feminist romance/tragedy that addresses the double standards which were set upon women in the 1800's. The actress who plays Tess is talented and believable.


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