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This multiple-Oscar-winning movie by Roman Polanski is an beautiful, richly layered adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles. A powerful-willed peasant woman (Nastassja Kinski, in a stunning breakthrough) is shipped by her father to the property of some native aristocrats to capitalize on a rumor that their households are from the identical line. This fateful go to commences an epic narrative of intercourse, class, betrayal, and revenge, which Polanski unfolds with deliberation and finesse. With its earthy visible textures, achieved by two world-class cinematographers—Geoffrey Unsworth (Cabaret) and Ghislain Cloquet (Au hasard Balthazar)—Tess is a piece of nice pastoral magnificence in addition to vivid storytelling.

Duration: 186 min


IMDb: 7.3