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Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Thomas Hardy's classic novel remains one of the most popular novels ever written. This lavish production vividly depicts the powerful tale of a peasant girl whose life is torn apart by the love and jealousy of two men. Justine Waddell stars as the hapless Child of Nature who is tossed around by the dark forces of fate. Jason Flemyng is the dark and sinister Alec d'Urberville whose relentless pursuit of Tess triggers the heroine's downfall. Oliver Milburn plays the handsome young Angel Clare, the caring rebel who falls deeply in love with Tess. This production closely mirrors the grim realities of Hardy's novel charting Tess's journey from innocent country maiden to ruined tragic heroine; from rural simplicity to a powerful pagan climax at Stonehenge. It is a story that is of its time, yet profoundly timeless...

Year: 1998
Genre: TV Drama, Based on..., Television Shows
Country: UK
Director: Ian Sharp
Starring: Justine Waddell, Jason Flemyng, Oliver Milburn, John McEnery, Lesley Dunlop
Duration: 176 Minutes
Rating: PG
7.8/10
Location in store: Drama (TV)

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