Rural England, 1865. Katherine is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, whose family are cold and unforgiving. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband's estate, a force is unleashed inside her, so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.Written by
Included among the 2018 "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. The movie was removed from the 2019 list. See more »
A Cornish Rex cat first appears at 14:30. The breed first appeared around 1950. See more »
I leave for London this morning. You'll be on your own for awhile. Perhaps you'll find that your energy is restored after a little of your own company. And when your husband returns, you can resume your duties with more rigor, Madame.
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Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
German folk tune
Lyrics by Joachim Neander, translated by Catherine Winkworth See more »
Excellent story telling - beautifully acted and directed.
I was enthralled by this movie from start to finish. The cinematography and sound were excellent. The complete absence of a music soundtrack except for two notable atmospheric crescendos added to the overall oppressiveness of the story and the location. All of the performances were excellent and the lead was outstanding IMO. The story was in many ways familiar - being evocative of Bronte and Hardy - with its portrayal of Victorian country gentry and the brutality and sense of entitlement that sometimes occurred between the classes but the way the story unfolded frequently surprised me by not following through in the way one might have expected it to. I too would recommend a cinema viewing in order to get the full effect of the landscape and the oppressive silence of the house.
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