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Michael Winterbottom


81' - 1996 - Drama, Romance - Dialogue: Latin, English
Director: Michael Winterbottom Composer: Adrian Johnston With: Christopher Eccleston, Kate Winslet, Liam Cunningham
In late 19th century England, many looked towards the great seats of learning as an escape from rural poverty and boredom. Not least among these is Jude Fawley, an intelligent but unworldly young man who dreams of emulating his childhood hero, the schoolmaster Phillot son. Jude studies singlemindedly in the hope of gaining a place at University. But his studies are interrupted when Jude blindly falls for Arabella Dunn, the daughter of a local pig farmer. They have nothing in common but Jude is easily seduced. Soon after, she convinces him that she is pregnant with his child and forces him into marriage. The marriage fails and Jude moves to continue his studies. There he meets and falls recklessly in love with his cousin...

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Michael Winterbottom


Adrian Johnston


Christopher Eccleston, Kate Winslet, Liam Cunningham


Hossein Amini

Director of Photography

Eduardo Serra


Trevor Waite


Andrew Eaton

More information


Latin, English

Countries of production

United Kingdom

Screenplay based on

"Jude the Obscure" (Thomas Hardy)



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