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Synopsis

Roman Polanski’s gorgeous, sweeping version of Thomas Hardy’s classic novel Tess of the d’Urbervilles returns in a glorious new digital restoration.
A rural clergyman in 19th Century England tells Durbeyfield, a simple farmer, that he is descended from the illustrious d'Urberville family - now extinct. Or maybe not. Durbeyfield sends his daughter,Tess, to check on a family named d'Urberville living in a manor house less than a day's carriage ride away. Alec d'Urberville is delighted to meet his beautiful 'cousin' and seduces her with strawberries and roses. Actually Alec has gotten his illustrious name and coat of arms by purchasing them. Tess too takes up the game of illusion when she finds, loses and finds again her true love, Angel.

Details

Year
1979
Type of film
Features
Running Time
186 mins
Format
35mm, 4K Digital Restoration
Director
Roman Polanski
Producer
Claude Berri
Co-Producer
Timothy Burrill
Executive Producer
Pierre Grunstein
Editor
Alastair McIntyre, Tom Priestley
Screenwriter
Gérard Brach, Roman Polanski, John Brownjohn
Director of Photography
Ghislain Cloquet, Geoffrey Unsworth
Production Designer
Pierre Guffroy
Music
Philippe Sarde
Principal Cast
John Collin, Tony Church, Nastassia Kinski

Production Company

Renn Productions
Timothy Burrill Productions

Sales
Company

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