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Roman Polanski Marea Britanie, 1979

A47's rating of the film Tess

"Why not make the most of life?" This one really needs a restoration. Entire conversations in the silence. Polanski's Barry Lyndon; his fullest exhibition of female existentialism. Cocks and nipples litter the first half. Good old fashion rejection goes a long way -shitty honeymoon. "All is vanity." No, not even toil can free you from your pedigree. See, life is hard for the beautiful.