Sumptuous adaptation of the Thomas Hardy novel "Tess of the D'Ubervilles." Kinski is wonderful as an innocent farm girl who is seduced by the young aristocrat she works for and then finds marriage to a man of her own class only brings more grief. Polanski's direction is faithful and artful. Nearly three hours long, but worth every minute.
Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL: http://www.spe.sony.com, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment
Available on VHS
Running time 170 minutes.
Originally from British, French.
Oscars 1980: Art Dir./Set Dec., Cinematog., Costume Des.; Cesar 1980: Cinematog., Director (Polanski), Film; Golden Globes 1981: Foreign Film; L.A. Film Critics 1980: Cinematog., Director (Polanski); N.Y. Film Critics 1980: Cinematog.
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