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A young female landowner in 1840s Jamaica marries a just-arrived Englishman to avoid losing her property. All seems to be perfect, love arises, and happiness is on the way, but she is hiding an old secret regarding her childhood and her mother. Slowly, this secret begins to erode this perfect relationship and, perhaps, her mother's story will begin again...with her. Written by Luis Carvacho <lcarvach@lascar.puc.cl>

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Rated NC-17 for strong, explicit sexuality | See all certifications »

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16 April 1993 (USA)  »

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El gran mar de los Sargazos  »

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$1,610,792 (USA)
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The film was made and released about twenty-seven years after its source novel of the same name by Jean Rhys had been first published in 1966. See more »

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Followed by Jane Eyre (1996) See more »

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Written by Franz Schubert (as Schubert)
Arranged by Charlotte Georg (as Lee Ashley)
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Terrible, horrible movie
14 November 2002 | by (new york, ny) – See all my reviews

This movie takes a great, rich, wonderful novel and reduces it to the level of near soft porn. So much time is spent on silly, pointless nude scenes that the plot has to be severely condensed. Major plot points seem to happen suddenly, without context or explanation and characters are poorly developed And the nude scenes aren't even very good, they were just cheesy - after the second or third time Rochester and Antoinette stripped, I was laughing out loud.

The film has some great Jamaican locations, but that's about the only good thing I can say for it.


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