Tess Movie Review 1980

Information and Film Reviews for Tess the Movie

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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.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Drama, Period Piece: 19th Century, Books to Film: Thomas Hardy, Tragedy, Hard Knock Life, Romantic Triangles
Roman Polanski, Gerard Brach
Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth, Leigh Lawson, John Collin
Ghislan Cloquet, Geoffrey Unsworth
Roman Polanski
Claude Berri, Renn Productions, Burrill Productions


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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