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The story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love - as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance. Written by
The scene where Bathsheba tries to impress Gabriel and his friends by wading in to a sheep bath with them and the animals had little Hollywood glamour to it. Carey Mulligan said: "That was so much fun, although slightly disgusting by the end of the day. The sheep were doing their business in the water. The boys whinged constantly but they were wearing wetsuits under their costumes - I was wearing no wetsuit, so I was basically swimming in sheep s*** all day, which was a joy." See more »
In the opening credits it states - Dorset, 200 miles from London.
Nowhere in Dorset is that far from London, the furthest distance is about 155 miles, with the location of the book/film being about 130 miles. See more »
"Bathsheba Everdene." "Bathsheba." The name has always sounded strange to me. I don't like to hear it said out loud. My parents died when I was very young, so there's no one to ask where it came from. I've grown accustomed to being on my own. Some say even too accustomed. Too independent.
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This film tells the story of a woman who inherited a farm from her uncle. She is independent, and has refused two marriage proposals. The third time, she acts differently and married in haste. The film then follows her love life and the lives of her three men.
I think "Far from the Madding Crowd" is a beautiful film because it's atmospheric. It beautifully portrays the harsh lives on a farm back then. Carey Mulligan is very good as usual, and it's what makes me attracted to this film. It's a pity that she has such an unfortunate love life. Back then, everything was so different. A man can be pronounced dead in the middle of a busy market just because his clothes was on the shore! And marriage proposals are made rather differently. This film offers a portal to what life was like on a farm back then.
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