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Silas Marner (1985)

Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe (original title)
When a respectable weaver is wrongfully accused of theft, he becomes a virtual hermit until his own fortune is stolen and an orphaned child is found on his doorstep.

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In 19th-century England, a misanthropic weaver named Silas Marner hoards his gold. But his life changes when his gold is stolen, and then a baby girl wanders into his life. He raises little Eppie, but her real father is not far away. Written by Kathy Li

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Persecution, patience and perseverance
13 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Silas Marner" is another classic by Victorian novelist George Eliot. This 1985 film stars Ben Kingsley in a wonderful performance. He is a disenfranchised member of a church who is falsely accused of stealing. After protesting his innocence, he works quietly and patiently for 15 years to build up a sizable savings but with no specific plans or outlook on life. The events that unfold after that change his life and the lives of others around him.

This story is one of persecution, patience and perseverance. It's also about redemption found in love for Marner and for others, including his squire. The rest of the cast give good performances in their roles, but the core of this story is the evolution of a man who is bitter from false accusations. We see him change from an obsessive worker and loner, to a caring father, to a warm and unselfish human being.

It's another wonderful classic by Eliot (Mary Anne Evans), produced by the BBC. I highly recommend this for any serious movie library.


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