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Movie Facts

Status: Released

Runtime: 171

Budget: -

Revenue: -

Language: en

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  • 1979-10-06

  • 1979-10-24

  • 1979-10-31

  • 1979-12-12

  • 1979-12-21

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Alternative Titles

  • Tess - Uma Lição de Vida
  • Tess - viattomuuden tarina
  • Tess, glykeia mou xadelfi...
  • Egy tiszta nő
  • Tess
  • El sacrificio de Tess
Content Score: 100


6.0/10 (20 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.


As timely today as the day it was written.


Director: Roman Polanski
Writers: ,

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Nastassja Kinski

Nastassja Kinski
as Tess Durbeyfield

Peter Firth

Peter Firth
as Angel Clare

Leigh Lawson

Leigh Lawson
as Alec Stokes-d'Urbervi…

John Collin

John Collin
as John Durbeyfield

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