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Thomas Hardy's rural Victorian England is the setting for romantic tragedy. Tess Durbeyfield (Waddell) is a poor, naive 16-year-old who's unwillingly sent to work for the wealthy D'Urbervilles, whom her family believes are distant relatives. There, Tess becomes the target of wastrel Alec's (Flemyng) desires and he takes advantage of her. Several years later, Tess is now working as a dairymaid and falls in true love with Angel Clare (Milburn), but he can't accept her soiled past even though they've married. Heartbroken Tess falls deeper into hardship until Alec suddenly reappears in her life--and so does Angel.

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Available on Running time 180 minutes. Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Romantic Drama, Period Piece: 19th Century, Books to Film: Thomas Hardy, Tragedy, Hard Knock Life, Romantic Triangles, Marriage
Screenplay
Ted Whitehead
Cast
Justine Waddell, Jason Flemyng, Oliver Milburn, John McEnery, Lesley Dunlop, Gerald James, Debbie Chazen
Cinematography
Richard Greatrex
Director
Ian Sharp
Music
Alan Lisk
Producer
LWT Production

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Tess of the D'Urbervilles
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ellie

Tess is the innocent but spirited heroine of the story and the eldest daughter of a poor, rural Victorian family. She is sensitive, loyal and kind and tries to do the best for her loved ones. A "fine and handsome girl", Tess easily attracts the attention of admirers but her life is tragically undone by their misdeeds and misjudgements. thank you by ellie cooper