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What's The Movie Tess About?

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.

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What's The Genre Of The Tess Movie?

Genres: Drama, Romance

Who Stars In The Tess Movie?

When Was The Motion Picture Tess Released?

Released: October 6, 1979

What's The Runtime Of The Tess Movie?

Runtime: 171.0

How Popular Is The Tess Movie?

Popularity Rating: 4.400

What Studio(s) Produced The Tess Film?

Who Was On The Cast Of The Motion Picture Tess?

Tess Durbeyfield Nastassja Kinski
Angel Clare Peter Firth
Alec Stokes-d'Urberville Leigh Lawson
John Durbeyfield John Collin
Mrs. d'Urberville Sylvia Coleridge
Vicar of Marlott Richard Pearson
Parson Tringham Tony Church
Girl in meadow Brigid Erin Bates
Girl in meadow Jeanne Biras
Felix Clare John Bett
Cuthbert Clare Tom Chadbon
Izz Huett Suzanna Hamilton

Who Was On The Crew Of Tess The Movie?

Camera — Director of Photography: Ghislain Cloquet
Costume & Make-Up — Costume Design: Anthony Powell
Directing — Director: Roman Polanski
Editing — Editor: Tom Priestley
Production — Producer: Claude Berri
Sound — Original Music Composer: Philippe Sarde
Writing — Screenplay: Gerard Brach
Writing — Screenplay: Roman Polanski

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