Wide Sargasso Sea Movie Review 1992

Information and Film Reviews for Wide Sargasso Sea the Movie

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Jamaica in the 1840s is a seething, mysterious paradise--a former British slave colony with a mix of powerful voodoo culture, beauty, and eroticism providing a very potent brew, a perfect setting for this soaper. Based on the novel by Jean Rhys, which is something of a prequel to Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre." Properly English Edward Rochester meets and marries the tragic Antoinette--the same mad wife locked in the attic in the Bronte novel. Explicit nudity and sex earn the NC-17, but the film is tragic without being sensationalized. Also available in an edited R-rated and unrated versions.

Distribution

Baker & Taylor Inc., 2709 Water Ridge Pkwy., Ste. 500, Charlotte, NC 28217, Phone: (704)357-3500, Toll-free: 800-775-1800, Email: btinfo@btol.com, URL: http://www.btol.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 98 minutes.
Originally from Australian.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Romantic Drama, Period Piece: 19th Century, Torrid Love Scenes, Island Fare, Sex & Sexuality, Tearjerkers
Screenplay
Jan Sharp, Carole Angier, John Duigan
Cast
Karina Lombard, Nathaniel Parker, Rachel Ward, Michael York, Martine Beswick, Claudia Robinson, Rowena King, Huw Christie Williams
Cinematography
Geoff Burton
Director
John Duigan
Music
Stewart Copeland
Producer
Jan Sharp, Sara Risher, Laughing Kookaburra Productions, Fine Line Features

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