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Running time
172 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Gérard Brach, Roman Polanski, John Brownjohn (Novel: Thomas Hardy)
Philippe Sarde
Geoffrey Unsworth, Ghislain Cloquet
Renn Productions, Timothy Burrill Productions, Société Française de Production
Drama | Historical. 19th Century. Costume Drama. Romantic Drama
Movie Groups
Thomas Hardy Adaptations
Synopsis / Plot
A rural clergyman in 19th century England tells Durbeyfield, a simple farmer, that he is descended from the illustrious d'Urberville family -- now extinct. Or maybe not. Durbeyfield sends his daughter Tess to check on a family named d'Uberville living in a manor house less than a day's carriage ride away. Alec d'Urberville is delighted to meet his beautiful cousin... and seduces her. Tess takes up the game of illusion when she finds, loses and finds again her true love.
1980: 3 Academy Awards: Best Cinematography, Art Direction, Costume Design. 6 Nominations
1980: 2 Glolden Globes: Best Foreign Film and New Star - Female (Kinski). 4 Nom.
1980: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Cinematography. 2 Nominations
1980: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Director & Cinematography
1981: BAFTA Awards: Best Cinematography. 3 Nominations
1979: Cesar Awards: Best Film, Best Director, Best Photography. 6 Nomin.
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