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Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1998)

A free-spirited yet naive country girl is caught between her wealthy, manipulative "cousin" Alec and the handsome, educated farmer Angel Clare in this Victorian tragedy from novelist Thomas Hardy.

Director:

Ian Sharp

Writers:

Thomas Hardy (novel), Ted Whitehead
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Justine Waddell ... Tess Durbeyfield
Jason Flemyng ... Alec D'Urberville
Oliver Milburn ... Angel Clare
John McEnery ... Jack Durbeyfield
Lesley Dunlop ... Joan Durbeyfield
Rosalind Knight Rosalind Knight ... Mrs. D'Urberville
Anthony O'Donnell ... Crick
Christine Moore Christine Moore ... Mrs. Crick
Bryan Pringle ... Kail
Debbie Chazen ... Marian
Candida Rundle Candida Rundle ... Izzy
Amanda Brewster Amanda Brewster ... Retty
Linda Armstrong Linda Armstrong ... Car Darch
Hannah Waterman Hannah Waterman ... Nancy
Charlotte Bellamy Charlotte Bellamy ... Cissie
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Storyline

Young country girl Tess Durbyfield goes to work for her aristocratic relatives, the D'Urbervilles, in an attempt at helping her family to raise some money. Her cousin Alec falls in love with her and seduces/rapes her. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Egy tiszta nő See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Goofs

When Alec picks the strawberry to give to Tess, he removes it from the plant leaving behind the stalk and leaves. When he places it to her lips, the stalk and leaves have reappeared. See more »

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Version of Tess of the D'Urbervilles (2008) See more »

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Memorable Movie
3 September 2004 | by stephanieford123See all my reviews

This movie kept me enthralled from start to finish. I loved it so well, that I had to read the book afterwards. The actress (Tess) played her part so wonderfully and the emotions on her face were so moving. This movie is definitely one to see, but I recommend a box of Kleenex nearby.

I have always been a great fan of films written by the great authors of the past and wish that more were filmed. The Horatio Hornblower series is also very good and so is the newer Pride and Prejudice.

Sometimes they produce films that are set in the past and they are completely a waste of time to see because the actors and actresses do not try to convey the feelings and ideas of the era (it just seems like a modern story with the actors wearing period clothing). I wonder if anyone else ever feels the same way?


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