Tess (1979)


A strong-willed peasant girl is sent by her father to the estate of some local aristocrats to capitalize on a rumor that their families are from the same line. This fateful visit commences an epic narrative of sex, class, betrayal, and revenge.

Director: Roman Polanski
Writers: Roman Polanski, Gérard Brach.

Release Date: 1979-10-06
Status: Released
Run time: 171 min / 2:51
Production Companies : Renn Productions, Timothy Burrill Productions, Société Française de Production (SFP)
Production Countries: France, United Kingdom



Nastassja Kinski
Tess Durbeyfield
Peter Firth
Angel Clare
Leigh Lawson
Alec Stokes-d'Urberville
John Collin
John Durbeyfield
Sylvia Coleridge
Mrs. d'Urberville
Richard Pearson
Vicar of Marlott
Tony Church
Parson Tringham
Carolyn Pickles
Suzanna Hamilton
Izz Huett
Caroline Embling
Lesley Dunlop
Girl in Henhouse
Maryline Even
Girl in Henhouse
Arielle Dombasle
Mercy Chant
John Bett
Felix Clare
Tom Chadbon
Cuthbert Clare
David Markham
Reverend Mr Clare
Pascale de Boysson
Mrs Clare
Fred Bryant
Dairyman Crick
Josine Comellas
Mrs Crick
John Barrett
Old Dairyhand
Anne Tirard
Old Dairy Hand
Dicken Ashworth
Farmer Groby
Patsy Rowlands
Patsy Smart
Brigid Erin Bates
Girl in meadow
Jeanne Biras
Girl in meadow
Gordon Richardson
Parson at Wedding
Peter Benson
Religious Fanatic
Jimmy Gardner
Keith Buckley
Forbes Collins
New Tenant


Production Claude Berri Producer
Directing Roman Polanski Director
Writing Roman Polanski Screenplay
Writing Gérard Brach Screenplay
Editing Tom Priestley Editor
Sound Philippe Sarde Original Music Composer
Camera Ghislain Cloquet Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Anthony Powell Costume Design
Art Pierre Guffroy Production Design
Art Jack Stephens Production Design
Writing Thomas Hardy Novel
Crew Jennifer Patrick Dialogue Coach

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