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Jane Eyre (1996)

PG | | Drama, Romance | 12 April 1996 (USA)
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Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she learns to become a teacher and eventually seeks ... See full summary »

Director:

Franco Zeffirelli

Writers:

Charlotte Brontë (novel), Hugh Whitemore (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Paquin ... Young Jane Eyre
Nic Knight Nic Knight ... John Reed
Nicola Howard Nicola Howard ... Eliza Reed
Sasha Graff Sasha Graff ... Georgiana Reed
Fiona Shaw ... Mrs. Reed
John Wood ... Mr. Brocklehurst
Geraldine Chaplin ... Miss Scatcherd
Amanda Root ... Miss Temple
Leanne Rowe ... Helen Burns
Charlotte Gainsbourg ... Jane Eyre
Richard Warwick ... John
Judith Parker Judith Parker ... Leah
Joan Plowright ... Mrs. Fairfax
Joséphine Serre Joséphine Serre ... Adele (as Josephine Serre)
Billie Whitelaw ... Grace Poole
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Storyline

Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she learns to become a teacher and eventually seeks employment outside the school. Her advertisement is answered by the housekeeper of Thornfield Hall, Mrs. Fairfax. Written by Volker Boehm

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Taglines:

The passionate tale of forbidden secrets!

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and brief violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | Italy | UK | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

12 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,860, 19 July 1996

Gross USA:

$5,200,600
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film cast includes three Oscar winners: William Hurt, Julian Fellowes and Anna Paquin; and one Oscar nominee: Joan Plowright. See more »

Goofs

When Mrs. Fairfax puts down the photograph of a young Mr. Rochester in his bedroom, the boom pole is reflected in the photograph. See more »

Quotes

Jane Eyre: I received a letter this morning. If you please, sir, I want leave of absence.
Mr. Rochester: Why?
Jane Eyre: Because of an old lady who is sick.
Mr. Rochester: What old lady?
Jane Eyre: Her name is Mrs. Reed. She is my aunt.
Mr. Rochester: I thought you said you didn't have any relatives.
Jane Eyre: None that would own me, sir. Mrs. Reed cast me off when I was a child.
Mr. Rochester: Then why must you go rushing off to see her?
Jane Eyre: She's dying. I can't ignore her dying wish.
Mr. Rochester: [pause] You won't be persuaded to stay?
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Powerful & Immersive--Bronte would be pleased
8 November 2002 | by YesAlphaDivaSee all my reviews

I've seen this particular film adaptation of Jane Eyre four times, and I'm still not tired of it. As a faithful fan of the book Jane Eyre, I could not be more pleased with the cast and their faithfulness to Bronte's characters. There will never be another Mr. Rochester for me now that I've seen William Hurt craft his subtleties around this firey and complex man. Charlotte Gainsbourg in the difficult title role satisfies completely. They make an odd pairing for such a profound love story, but I BELIEVE THEM. I watch feeling as if it could only be Them telling the story, and that is perhaps why I keep coming back to the movie. I can't recommend this film enough.


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