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Tess [Criterion Collection] [2 Discs] [DVD] [1979]

Release Date:12/30/2014
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    In Roman Polanski's adaptation of Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Nastassja Kinski plays Tess, a poor British peasant girl sent to live with her distant and wealthy relatives, the D'Urbervilles. Though Tess' father had hoped that the girl would be permitted a portion of the D'Urberville riches, he is in for a major disappointment: Tess' new housemates are not D'Urbervilles at all, but a social-climbing family that has bought the name. Tess won three Oscars, including a "Best Cinematography" statuette for the late Geoffrey Unsworth and his successor Ghislain Cloquet. The film also served to catapult Nastassja Kinski to stardom. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Nastassja Kinski
      Nastassja Kinski - Tess Durbeyfield
    • Leigh Lawson
      Leigh Lawson - Alec d'Urberville
    • Peter Firth
      Peter Firth - Angel Clare
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      John Collin - Mr. John Durbeyfield
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      David Markham - Rev. Mr. Clare

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