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Tess
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John Collin John Collin
John Durbeyfield
Tony Church Tony Church
Parson Tringham
Brigid Erin Bates Brigid Erin Bates
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Jeanne Biras Jeanne Biras
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Peter Firth Peter Firth
Angel Clare
John Bett John Bett
Felix Clare
Tom Chadbon Tom Chadbon
Cuthbert Clare


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Gérard Brach Gérard Brach
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Roman Polanski Roman Polanski
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2 years, 7 months ago at Jul 14 0:10
Ambitious but subtle, dinamic but with the photographic quality of a tableau vivant. Nature and human pride or nature and history, are the main forces. I can´t resist to see in the ending in Stonehenge, the story of mankind embracing these two tragic, idiot and wonderful lovers

An average movie

1 year, 3 months ago at Nov 12 9:32
Honestly, it has been a while since I have seen this flick and I should probably re-watch it at some point to make up my mind for good about the damned thing. Anyway, back then, it was Polanski's first film since his arrest for rape in 1977 and it is actually rather surprising that he managed to make another movie so soon after such a huge scandal. At the time, it was the most expensive movie made... read more
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A young strong-willed peasant girl, becomes the affection of two men, in the end tragically falling into the arms of one.
Release date: 12 December 1980
UPC: 043396017078
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"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 ea"


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" Tess / Tess - Uma Lição de Vida Direção: Roman Polanski Roteiro: Gérard Brach, Roman Polanski & John Brownjohn Ano: 1979 Sinopse: Na Inglaterra do século 19, a bela Tess, filha de um fazendeiro, é enviada para viver com seus parentes nobres, os d'Uberville. Ela é seduzida por seu falso primo, Alec. De volta à fazenda de seu pai, ela dá à luz a um bebê natimorto e enfrenta a hipocrisia da sociedade e até mesmo de seu grande amor, Angel. "


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" The Ups: Nastassja Kinski proving to the world that she is not just a sexy face also can give a strong portrait of a character without going to theatrics and in this film it is easy to see why someone said she looked like a young Ingrid Bergman. It is a gorgeous shot film with beautiful landscapes and lavish costumes. It is a sad believable story about a strong-willed woman who is only loved for her looks and not for having a life and mind of her own. The Downs: It is not a happy movie and s"


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An average movie

“Honestly, it has been a while since I have seen this flick and I should probably re-watch it at some point to make up my mind for good about the damned thing. Anyway, back then, it was Polanski's first film since his arrest for rape in 1977 and it is actually rather surprising that he managed to make another movie so soon after such a huge scandal. At the time, it was the most expensive movie made in France and it turned out to be a financial success and it was well received by both critics and the public. As a result, Polanski even won the César Awards for Best Picture and Best Director and the movie was even nominated for the Best picture Academy Award. Personally, I have to admit it, I didn't really like this flick very much though. I mean, sure, it was well made and the whole thing lo” read more

fernando posted a review 2 years, 7 months ago

“Ambitious but subtle, dinamic but with the photographic quality of a tableau vivant. Nature and human pride or nature and history, are the main forces. I can´t resist to see in the ending in Stonehenge, the story of mankind embracing these two tragic, idiot and wonderful lovers” read more

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" Cast : Nastassja Kinski What was it about? A young strong-willed peasant girl, becomes the affection of two men, in the end tragically falling into the arms of one. My two cents: It was Polanski's first film since his arrest for rape in 1977 and it is actually rather surprising that he managed to make another movie so soon after such a scandal. Anyway, it was back then the most expensive movie made in France and it proved to be a financial success and was well received by both critics an"


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"15.1. Kivaa pukuruamaa, joka on kuvattu todella komeasti. Kolmen tunnin kesto ei vaikuta yhtään liian pitkältä, ja lisäkesto olisi kelvannut, koska nyt tapahtumat hyppivät välillä hyvinkin pitkiä aikoja ilman mitään kunnollista syytä. Tämä luultavasti johtuu lähdeteoksesta, mutta ei toimi elokuvan kannalta ollenkaan edukseen. Suomi-DVD:ssä jostain syystä kuva muuttui suttuiseksi paskaksi hieman ennen puoliväliä. Se rokotti katselukokemuksesta jonkin verran."


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""Have they come for me?" Directed by: Roman Polanski Starring: Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth, Leigh Lawson Rating: 7/10 Say what you want about Roman Polanski, but you can't deny that he is competent director. "Tess" is a depressive tragedy with a strong and cute performance by Nastassja Kinski. It is running a bit long, but there is enough melodrama to satisfy. "


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