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Tess
7.1 Rating
(121 ratings)
7.3 IMDB rating

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Starring (View all)
John Collin

John Collin

John Durbeyfield
Tony Church

Tony Church

Parson Tringham
Brigid Erin Bates

Brigid Erin Bates

Girl in meadow
Jeanne Biras

Jeanne Biras

Girl in meadow
Peter Firth

Peter Firth

Angel Clare
John Bett

John Bett

Felix Clare
Tom Chadbon

Tom Chadbon

Cuthbert Clare


Written by (View all)
Gérard Brach

Gérard Brach

(screenplay)
Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski

(screenplay)


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Philippe Sarde - Tess (OST)

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1 year, 9 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

5 months, 1 week 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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johanlefourbe posted a review 5 months, 1 week ago

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 1 year, 9 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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