Tess of the D'Urbervilles Movie Review 1998

Information and Film Reviews for Tess of the D'Urbervilles the Movie

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Thomas Hardy's rural Victorian England is the setting for romantic tragedy. Tess Durbeyfield (Waddell) is a poor, naive 16-year-old who's unwillingly sent to work for the wealthy D'Urbervilles, whom her family believes are distant relatives. There, Tess becomes the target of wastrel Alec's (Flemyng) desires and he takes advantage of her. Several years later, Tess is now working as a dairymaid and falls in true love with Angel Clare (Milburn), but he can't accept her soiled past even though they've married. Heartbroken Tess falls deeper into hardship until Alec suddenly reappears in her life--and so does Angel.


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Available on VHS
Running time 180 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Drama, Period Piece: 19th Century, Books to Film: Thomas Hardy, Tragedy, Hard Knock Life, Romantic Triangles, Marriage
Ted Whitehead
Justine Waddell, Jason Flemyng, Oliver Milburn, John McEnery, Lesley Dunlop, Gerald James, Debbie Chazen
Richard Greatrex
Ian Sharp
Alan Lisk
LWT Production

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