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Roman Polanski Marea Britanie, 1979

Phil Worfel's rating of the film Tess

Absolutely beautiful in all aspects. I can't speak to its fidelity to the novel in regards to its translation of characters or plot to the screen but most of the talent bring a lot to their respective roles giving the film a vital quality while maintaining a deliberate pace. Kinski does an admirable job and makes good choices but doesn't bring much range to the character. Still a striking beauty on the screen.