The French Lieutenant's Woman Movie Review 1981

Information and Film Reviews for The French Lieutenant's Woman the Movie

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Romantic love and tragedy in the form of two parallel stories, that of an 19th-century woman who keeps her mysterious past from the scientist who loves her, and the lead actor and actress in the film of the same story managing an illicit affair on the set. Extraordinary performances and beautifully shot. Based on the John Fowles novel.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 124 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Drama, Tragedy, Books to Film: John Fowles, Behind the Scenes, Period Piece: 19th Century
Harold Pinter
Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Leo McKern, Lynsey Baxter
Freddie Francis
Karel Reisz
Carl Davis
United Artists


British Acad. 1981: Actress (Streep); Golden Globes 1982: Actress--Drama (Streep); L.A. Film Critics 1981: Actress (Streep).

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