A young newlywed arrives at her husband's imposing family estate on a windswept English coast and finds herself battling the shadow of his first wife, Rebecca, whose legacy lives on in the house long after her death.

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Ben Wheatley

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Jane Goldman (screenplay by), Joe Shrapnel (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lily James ... Mrs. de Winter
Jacques Bouanich Jacques Bouanich ... Taxi Driver
Marie Collins Marie Collins ... Guest with Dog
Ann Dowd ... Mrs. Van Hopper
Kristin Scott Thomas ... Mrs. Danvers
Armie Hammer ... Maxim de Winter
Jean Dell Jean Dell ... Restaurant Maitre D'
Sophie Payan Sophie Payan ... Restaurant Guest
Pippa Winslow ... Mrs. Jean Cabot
Lucy Russell ... Mrs. Clementine Whitney
Bruno Paviot ... Terrace Maitre D'
Stefo Linard Stefo Linard ... Terrace Waiter
Tom Hudson ... Hotel Bellhop
Jeff Rawle ... Frith
Ashleigh Reynolds ... Robert
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After a whirlwind romance in Monte Carlo with handsome widower Maxim de Winter (Armie Hammer), a newly married young woman (Lily James) arrives at Manderley, her new husband's imposing family estate on a windswept English coast. Naive and inexperienced, she begins to settle into the trappings of her new life, but finds herself battling the shadow of Maxim's first wife, the elegant and urbane Rebecca, whose haunting legacy is kept alive by Manderley's sinister housekeeper Mrs. Danvers (Kristin Scott Thomas). Written by Netflix

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual content, partial nudity, thematic elements and smoking | See all certifications »

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Cette oeuvre a bénéficié du crédit d'impôt en faveur de la production de films étrangers en France.This film benefited from The French Tax Rebate for international productions. See more »

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[first lines]
Mrs. de Winter: [narrating] Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again. I dreamt that where our drive once lay, a dark and tortured jungle grew. Nature had come into her own and yet the house still stood. Manderley. Secretive and silent as it had always been. Risen from the dead. Like all dreamers, I was allowed to pass through my memory. Spanning the years like a bridge. Back to that summer in Monte Carlo when I knew nothing and had no prospects.
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Version of Theatre '62: Rebecca (1962) See more »

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21 Hungarian Dances WoO I: No 6 in D Flat Major
Written by Johannes Brahms
Arranged by Joseph Joachim
Performed by Henri Marteau
Courtesy of Deutsche Grammophone GmbH
Under licence from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Pretty good, perhaps missing a little something.
23 October 2020 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

I had such high hopes for this, anticipation was high, especially as new material has been somewhat thin on the ground this year, for obvious reasons.

I did raise an eyebrow when I heard that Armie Hammer had been cast as Maxim, but I felt he did a decent job, it gives me hope for his upcoming part in Death on the Nile.

The standout for me was Kristin Scott Thomas, she was a fearsome Mrs Danvers, very impressive.

The film itself, very stylish, and had some good moments. If I'm totally honest, I was a tad disappointed, I think the pacing was a bit off, it perhaps felt a bit rushed at the ending.

A few reviewers calling for no remakes, and yes the 1940 adaptation is the ultimate, but come on, many of us love seeing a retelling. However, if you haven't seen the adaptation with Olivier and Fontaine, I urge you to, it captures the atmosphere beautifully.

Overall, it's a good watch, maybe it's the sinister atmosphere that's perhaps lacking. 6/10.


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