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Wide Sargasso Sea (1993)

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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 ... See full summary »

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John Duigan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Karina Lombard ... Antoinette Cosway
Nathaniel Parker ... Edward Rochester
Rachel Ward ... Annette Cosway
Michael York ... Paul Mason
Martine Beswick ... Aunt Cora (as Martine Beswicke)
Claudia Robinson Claudia Robinson ... Christophene
Huw Christie Williams Huw Christie Williams ... Richard Mason
Casey Berna Casey Berna ... Young Antoinette
Rowena King ... Amelie
Ben Thomas Ben Thomas ... Daniel Cosway
Paul Campbell ... Young Bull
Audbrey Pilatus Audbrey Pilatus ... Drummer
Ancile Gloudon Ancile Gloudon ... Nelson
Dominic Needham Dominic Needham ... Pierre
Kevin Thomas Kevin Thomas ... Benbow
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wide Sargasso Sea See more »

Filming Locations:

Jamaica

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,610,792
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Second and final [to date, June 2015] of two collaborations of actress Naomi Watts and director John Duigan with the first having being the then recent Australian Film Institute Best Film Award winner Flirting (1991) which had been made and released around two years earlier. See more »

Alternate Versions

Unrated version runs a few seconds longer than the NC-17 version. See more »


Soundtracks

Minuet
from "Quartet, Opus 64 No. 5"
Written by Franz Joseph Haydn (as Haydn)
Arranged by Charlotte Georg (as Les Peel)
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Terrible, horrible movie
14 November 2002 | by burnj451See 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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