what going on?


As timely today as the day it was written.Oct. 06, 1979UK171 Min.
Your rating: 0
0 0 votes


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.

Original title Tess
IMDb Rating 7.3 11,832 votes
TMDb Rating 6.6 votes



Nastassja Kinski isTess Durbeyfield
Tess Durbeyfield
Peter Firth isAngel Clare
Angel Clare
Leigh Lawson isAlec Stokes-d'
Alec Stokes-d'
John Collin isJohn Durbeyfield
John Durbeyfield
Richard Pearson isVicar of Marlott
Vicar of Marlott
Tony Church isParson Tringham
Parson Tringham
Brigid Erin Bates isGirl in meadow
Girl in meadow
Jeanne Biras isGirl in meadow
Girl in meadow
John Bett isFelix Clare
Felix Clare

Video trailer

Similar titles

Eight Men Out
The Castle
Another Earth
The Horse Whisperer
Moonlight Mile
Good Will Hunting
Mad Dog and Glory
The Whistleblower
The Secret Life of Bees
Dear Frankie
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Leave a comment