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Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)

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In Victorian England, the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor.

Director:

Thomas Vinterberg

Writers:

Thomas Hardy (based on the novel by), David Nicholls (screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carey Mulligan ... Bathsheba Everdene
Matthias Schoenaerts ... Gabriel Oak
Tilly Vosburgh Tilly Vosburgh ... Mrs. Hurst
Mark Wingett ... Bailiff #1
Dorian Lough Dorian Lough ... Bailiff #2
Sam Phillips ... Sergeant Doggett
Tom Sturridge ... Sergeant Francis Troy
Juno Temple ... Fanny Robbin
Bradley Hall Bradley Hall ... Joseph Poorgrass
Hilton McRae Hilton McRae ... Jacob Smallbury
Jessica Barden ... Liddy
Harry Peacock ... Jan Coggan
Victor McGuire ... Bailiff Pennyways
Michael Sheen ... William Boldwood
Jody Halse Jody Halse ... Farmer Stone
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Storyline

The story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love - as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance. Written by Fox Searchlight

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexuality and violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lejos del mundanal ruido See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

£12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$164,985, 3 May 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,229,314, 9 August 2015
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The song sung by Carey Mulligan and Michael Sheen in the film is "Let No Man Steal Your Thyme," a traditional British and Irish folk ballad. See more »

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In the opening credits it states - Dorset, 200 miles from London. Nowhere in Dorset is that far from London, the furthest distance is about 155 miles, with the location of the book/film being about 130 miles. See more »

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[first lines]
Bathsheba Everdene: [narrating] "Bathsheba Everdene." "Bathsheba." The name has always sounded strange to me. I don't like to hear it said out loud. My parents died when I was very young, so there's no one to ask where it came from. I've grown accustomed to being on my own. Some say even too accustomed. Too independent.
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Let No Man Steal Your Thyme
Performed by Carey Mulligan and Michael Sheen
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close to perfection
15 May 2015 | by veronicammartinSee all my reviews

I make a point of disliking screen adaptations of classic masterpieces of English Literature so I went along to look for faults in the adaptation.

High praise indeed from me; there are very few departures from the masterly text! In fact I LOVED this film.

Visually stunning and artistically photographed, the attention to historical detail was perfect. Costumes, houses, carriages, uniforms, tea cups......Faultless.

Michael Sheen's sensitive and nervous portrayal of Boldwood made the film for me alongside the superb Matthias S. who is the ideal choice for Gabriel Oak.

9/10 from me. 9 ? Well.... a few mistakes over the Fanny Robin scenario. :)


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