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Wide Sargasso Sea -- Set in lush 19th-century Jamaica and based on the award-winning novel by Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea is a prequel to Charlotte Bront's Jane Eyre and paints a rather different picture of Mr. Rochester's first wife.


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9 October 2006 (UK) See more »
The first Mrs. Rochester recalls how she met her future husband and eventually came to be imprisoned in the attic at Thornfield Hall. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Brendan Maher 
Writing credits
Jean Rhys (novel)

Charlotte Brontë  characters
Stephen Greenhorn  screenplay

Produced by
Jane Featherstone .... executive producer
Victoria Goodall .... line producer
Claire Parker .... executive producer
Elwen Rowlands .... producer
Original Music by
Nina Humphreys 
Cinematography by
David Luther 
Film Editing by
Victoria Boydell 
Casting by
Carrie Hilton 
Production Design by
Stevie Herbert 
Set Decoration by
Zoe Smith 
Costume Design by
Les Lansdown 
Makeup Department
Sallie Adams .... makeup designer
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jude Campbell .... first assistant director
Eliot Mathews .... second assistant director
Anna Tarrant .... third assistant director
Art Department
Malcolm Holt .... property master
Lloyd Vincent .... stand-by props
Garry Marriott .... construction medic (uncredited)
Sound Department
Ben Baird .... dubbing mixer
Richard Dyer .... sound mixer
Richard Dyer .... sound recordist
John Hagenstede .... boom operator
Chips Paul .... foley editor
Nick Roberts .... adr mixer
Adam Wilks .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Steve Lucas .... special effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Scott Brinson .... gaffer
Edward L. Dark .... assistant grip
Pier Hausemer .... focus puller
Stephen Janes .... second assistant camera
Campbell McIntosh .... gaffer
Jackson Pearce White .... camera trainee
Casting Department
Tamara Notcutt .... casting associate
Editorial Department
Amber Eastcott .... assistant editor
Transportation Department
Edward L. Dark .... driver
James Keaton .... driver
Olivia Wakeford .... runner driver
Other crew
Helen Andre .... script supervisor
Alex Bernays .... floor runner
Natalie Brown .... location manager
Edward L. Dark .... floor runner
Fraser Grant .... production accountant
Matt Grimwood .... production secretary
Ian Hutchinson .... location manager
James Keaton .... runner
Jack Murphy .... choreographer
Emma Pacilli .... production coordinator

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84 min
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Antoinette Cosway:I loved this place. I loved it with all my heart, and now you've made it a place I hate. I used to think if I lost everything I would still have this, but now I have nothing and I hate it like I hate you and I swear before I die I will show you just how much!See more »
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful but hasty & oddly portrayed, 12 June 2013
Author: FeatherlessBiped from United States

Running 1:24, about 15 minutes shorter than the 1993 film, this one cut out much more of the plot, apparently by design as much as necessity. We never see Antoinette's traumatic childhood experiences or her convent-school education; she mentions them briefly later.

After a lead-in scene previewing her time at Thornfield, the movie begins with Antoinette meeting Rochester for the first time. Some of its main drawbacks are immediately apparent. Antoinette, despite her West Indies upbringing, is portrayed as speaking with a native English accent (with occasional hints of Scots); she also comes across as more cheery and self-assured than in the book. Meanwhile, Rochester's brusque, rapid mumbling is often hard to understand.

This production focuses almost exclusively on the one main relationship, with far less effort devoted to adding island "flavor" or other atmospheric components. Scenes of Antoinette and Rochester dominate the screenplay: their excitement at meeting and marrying each other, their passionate physical encounters, their later conflicts as Rochester grows uncertain about her background and his situation. We see a bit less of the scheming Christophine and the seductive Amelie and only the tiniest evidence of other servants. Daniel Cosway, bearer of secrets about Antoinette's past, appears suddenly, rather than making himself known to Rochester through letters. It all feels a bit rushed.

Labeled NR (Not Rated), the film contains a few bits of female frontal nudity, some naked bodies placed strategically so nothing much shows, and lots of shadowy groping and panting.

This film features some beautiful scenery and nice production values (film angles, lighting, costumes, etc.). Due to its questionable portrayals and abbreviated plot lines, though, I wouldn't recommend it as highly as the 1993 version.

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