Director: Roman Polanski Cast: Nastassja Kinski, Leigh Lawson, Peter Firth


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In Roman Polanski's adaptation of Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Nastassja Kinski plays Tess, a poor British peasant girl sent to live with her distant and wealthy relatives, the D'Urbervilles. Though Tess' father had hoped that the girl would be permitted a portion of the D'Urberville riches, he is in for a major disappointment: Tess' new housemates are not D'Urbervilles at all, but a social-climbing family that has bought the name. Tess won three Oscars, including a "Best Cinematography" statuette for the late Geoffrey Unsworth and his successor Ghislain Cloquet. The film also served to catapult Nastassja Kinski to stardom.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/30/2014
UPC: 0715515139410
Original Release: 1979
Source: Criterion
Sales rank: 14,106

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nastassja Kinski Tess Durbeyfield
Leigh Lawson Alec d'Urberville
Peter Firth Angel Clare
John Collin Mr. John Durbeyfield
David Markham Rev. Mr. Clare
Rosemary Martin Mrs. Durbeyfield
Carolyn Pickles Miriam
Richard Pearson Vicar of Marlott
Pascale de Boysson Mrs. Clare
Peter Benson Religious Fanatic
Dicken Ashworth Farmer Groby
John Barrett Old dairy band
John Bett Felix Clare
Jeanne Biras Girl in Meadow
Fred Bryant Dairyman Crick
Keith Buckley Possman
Tom Chadbon Cuthbert Clare
Tony Church Parson Tringham
Sylvia Coleridge Mrs. d'Urberville
Forbes Collins New tenant
Josine Comellas Mrs. Crick
Arielle Dombasle Mercy Chant
Lesley Dunlop Girl in benbouse
Caroline Embling Retty
Jimmy Gardner Pedler
John Gill Landlord
Suzanna Hamilton Izz
Jacque Mathou Harvester
John Moore Possman
Patsy Rowlands Landlady
Patsy Smart Housekeeper
Jacob Weizbluth Yokel at barn-dance
Graham Weston Constable
Marilyne Even Girl in benbouse
Anne Tirard Old dairy band

Technical Credits
Roman Polanski Director,Screenwriter
Claude Berri Producer
Gérard Brach Screenwriter
John Brownjohn Screenwriter
Timothy Burrill Co-producer
Ghislain Cloquet Cinematographer
Pierre Grunstein Executive Producer
Pierre Guffroy Production Designer
Didier Lavergne Makeup
Paul Maigret Production Manager
Alastair McIntyre Editor
Anthony Powell Costumes/Costume Designer
Tom Priestley Editor
Jean-Pierre Rassam Associate Producer
Philippe Sarde Score Composer
Mary Selway Casting
Jack Stephens Art Director
Geoffrey Unsworth Cinematographer

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Tess 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
The_Beastlord_Slavedragon More than 1 year ago
Saw it in Simsbury High school Connecticut 1984