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Tess ★★★ 1979 (PG)

Sumptuous adaptation of the Thomas Hardy novel “Tess of the D'Ubervilles.” Kinski is wonderful as an innocent farm girl who is seduced by the young aristocrat she works for and then finds marriage to a man of her own class only brings more grief. Polanski's direction is faithful and artful. Nearly three hours long, but worth every minute. 170m/ C VHS, DVD . GB FR Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth, Leigh Lawson, John Collin; D: Roman Polanski; W: Roman Polanski, Gerard Brach; C: Ghislan Cloquet, Geoffrey Unsworth. Oscars ‘80: Art Dir./Set Dec., Cinematog., Costume Des.; Cesar ‘80: Cinematog., Director (Polanski), Film; Golden Globes ‘81: Foreign Film; L.A. Film Critics ‘80: Cinematog., Director (Polanski); N.Y. Film Critics ‘80: Cinematog.

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