Tess

Tess

This multiple-Oscar-winning film by Roman Polanski is an exquisite, richly layered adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles. A strong-willed peasant girl (Nastassja Kinski, in a gorgeous breakthrough) is sent by her father to the estate of some local aristocrats to capitalize on a rumor that their families are from the same line. This fateful visit commences an epic narrative of sex, class, betrayal, and revenge, which Polanski unfolds with deliberation and finesse. With its earthy visual textures, achieved by two world-class cinematographers—Geoffrey Unsworth (Cabaret) and Ghislain Cloquet (Au hasard Balthazar)—Tess is a work of great pastoral beauty as well as vivid storytelling.

TitleTess
Release DateOctober 6th, 1979
GenresDrama, Romance
Runtime
DirectorRoman Polański
WritersRoman Polański, Gérard Brach, Thomas Hardy
Production CompaniesRenn Productions, Timothy Burrill Productions, Société Française de Production (SFP)
Production CountriesFrance, United Kingdom
Plot Keywordsrape, based on novel or book, peasant, historian, marriage, love, revenge, murder, mansion, family, farmer, young, nobility, aristocratic, strong, stonehenge, 19th century
Nastassja Kinski
Nastassja Kinski
Tess Durbeyfield
Peter Firth
Peter Firth
Angel Clare
Leigh Lawson
Leigh Lawson
Alec Stokes-d'Urberville
John Collin
John Collin
John Durbeyfield
Sylvia Coleridge
Sylvia Coleridge
Mrs. d'Urberville
Richard Pearson
Richard Pearson
Vicar of Marlott
John Bett
John Bett
Felix Clare
Tom Chadbon
Tom Chadbon
Cuthbert Clare
Suzanna Hamilton
Suzanna Hamilton
Izz Huett
Lesley Dunlop
Lesley Dunlop
Girl in henhouse
Tess - viattomuuden tarina
Tess, glykeia mou xadelfi...
Egy tiszta nő
El sacrificio de Tess
Tess - Uma Lição de Vida
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