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The Mill on the Floss (1997)

Lawyer Wakem takes away the mill on the river Floss from Edward Tulliver, whose ancestors owned it for 300 years, and becomes the worst enemy of Tulliver's family. When Edward's daughter, ... See full summary »

Director:

Graham Theakston

Writers:

Hugh Stoddart (screenplay), George Eliot (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emily Watson ... Maggie Tulliver
Cheryl Campbell ... Bessy Tulliver
James Frain ... Philip Wakem
Bernard Hill ... Edward Tulliver
Joanna David ... Sophy Deane
Nicholas Gecks Nicholas Gecks ... Lawyer Wakem
Shenagh Govan ... Aunt Gritty
Peter Gunn ... Rev. Stelling
Will Knightley Will Knightley ... Mr. Glegg
Ifan Meredith ... Tom Tulliver
Paul Ridley Paul Ridley ... Mr. Deane
Jessica Turner ... Jane Glegg
James Weber Brown ... Stephen Guest
Lucy Whybrow Lucy Whybrow ... Lucy Deane
Lucy Borton Lucy Borton ... Young Maggie
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Storyline

Lawyer Wakem takes away the mill on the river Floss from Edward Tulliver, whose ancestors owned it for 300 years, and becomes the worst enemy of Tulliver's family. When Edward's daughter, Maggie, grows up, she falls in love with Wakem's son Philip, but her brother Tom, true to the memory of their father, forbids her to meet him again. When she visits her cousin, Lucy Deane, Lucy's fiance Stephen Guest falls in love with Maggie at first sight, further complicating matters. Written by Anonymous

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A magnificent new production of George Elliot's classic tale of one womens struggle for freedom and love

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Drama

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Country:

UK | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1997 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Mlyn nad Flossa See more »

Filming Locations:

AUS Tank, London, England, UK See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Featured in George Eliot: A Scandalous Life (2002) See more »

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This Movie Isn't for Everyone
5 December 2013 | by Suriname86See all my reviews

It reminds me a bit of "North and South" and the 2011 version of "Jane Eyre" in the sense that it's not a feel-good romantic period piece and the setting is pretty stark. Frankly, it's not particularly romantic at all. I suppose it's a character study more than anything. The main character has her own idea of integrity that I'm not even sure I agree with.

I kind of liked the film but I see why other people don't; it's flawed: the movie depicts the close sibling relationship but, the actors who played the siblings didn't have much familial chemistry with each other (the actor who played Tom was particularly dull) so their scenes felt flat and pointless.

Stephen and Lucy felt a bit generic as well. James Frain was wonderful and deep as Phillip but, so much so that he stuck out and it felt like he should've been a character in a different (and better) movie. As I mentioned, I "sort of" liked the movie but, it was very flawed.


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