Atmospheric drama of two steamy affairs, based on D.H. Lawrence's classic novel. Forward-thinking artist Gudrun (Jackson) and her teacher sister Ursula (Linden) are introduced to Gerald (Reed) and Rupert (Bates). The more conventional Ursual and Rupert marry while Gudrun and Gerald have an affair that ends violently when Gudrun takes up with another man. Deservedly Oscar-winning performance by Jackson; controversial nude wrestling scene with Bates and Reed is hard to forget. Followed nearly two decades later (1989) by a "prequel": "The Rainbow," also from Lawrence, also directed by Russell and featuring Jackson.
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Available on VHS
Running time 129 minutes.
Originally from British.
Oscars 1970: Actress (Jackson); Golden Globes 1971: Foreign Film; Natl. Bd. of Review 1970: Actress (Jackson); N.Y. Film Critics 1970: Actress (Jackson); Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1970: Actress (Jackson).
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