Tess of the D'urbervilles: Season 1 (2008)
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Tess of the D'urbervilles: Season 1 (2008)

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  52 minutes
John Durbeyfield, a 'haggler' and a drunk, is weaving his way one afternoon towards the pub when he meets the village priest, Parson Tringham. The priest informs him that his family have distinguished ancestry. They are descended from the D'Urbervilles, a wealthy, though now extinct, clan.
 
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  52 minutes
The baby is mortally ill. Because Tess's father refuses to let him be baptized in a church, she is forced to perform the ceremony herself, calling him 'Sorrow'. The baby dies. Tess pleads with Parson Tringham to allow the baby to be buried in the churchyard, but the parson says he cannot permit this, so Tess digs a small grave for Sorrow in a field next to the church, on unconsecrated ground.
 
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  52 minutes
A heartbroken Retty does not attend the wedding. As a small but joyful ceremony takes place, she tries to drown herself. Tess and Angel leave for their honeymoon, to be spent at an old mansion once owned by the ancient D'Urberville family.
 
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  52 minutes
Through a cruelly bitter winter, Tess continues to work on the farm. Alec, who seems to have replaced any religious fervor he once had with a passion for Tess alone, continues to plague her with his relentless attention.
This is a passionate, sensual and modern version of Thomas Hardy's infamous novel, combining young, upcoming acting talent with recognizable and much-loved faces. When innocent Tess Durbeyfield is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy… View More
Genres Drama
Director David Blair
Starring Gemma Arterton, Eddie Redmayne, Ruth Jones, Hans Matheson View More
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Movie Summary

This is a passionate, sensual and modern version of Thomas Hardy's infamous novel, combining young, upcoming acting talent with recognizable and much-loved faces. When innocent Tess Durbeyfield is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D'Urbervilles and seek a portion of their family fortune, meeting the manipulative Alec proves to be her downfall. Angel Clare, seems to offer her love and salvation, but Tess must choose whether to reveal her past or remain silent.
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Movie Details

Genres Drama
Director David Blair
Starring Gemma Arterton, Eddie Redmayne, Ruth Jones, Hans Matheson, Ian Puleston-Davies, Christopher Fairbank, Jo Woodcock, Steven Robertson
Studio Name BBC Worldwide Americas
Release Date 2008
VUDU Release Date 11/08/2012
Rating TV-14 About Ratings
Episodes 4 episodes
Language English

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