In the Chatterley’s country estate, monotonous days follow one after the other for Constance, trapped by her marriage and her sense of duty. During spring, deep in the heart of Wragby forest, she encounters Parkin, the estate’s gamekeeper. The film is their story.
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Perhaps the best cinematic interpretation of this old chestnut (although there's not much true competition) capturing a kind of earthiness absent in most other versions and tapping the true transgression of the novel: class traversed by sex. Lawrence's lumpy metaphysics are kept at thankful bay and if it's underwhelming as a whole it has careful, if clinical, tenderness in respite.
Please see the extended European version to experience the original masterpiece without the "good taste cuts" where the average viewer might be bored. It really expresses sexuality on a new level ; that might not be as cool as a Tarantino movie, but it's far more important and with a lasting impression.