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Natassja Kinski stars in Academy Award(r) winner Roman Polanski's (2003 Best Director, The Pianist) critically acclaimed screen adaptation of Thomas Hardy's 1891 literary masterpiece, Tess of the d'Urbervilles. A visually stunning recreation of Victorian England's lush pastoral landscapes, TESS' Academy Award(r) winning cinematography (1981 Geoffrey Unsworth, Ghislain Cloquet, Best Cinematography) is presented in its original Panavision aspect ratio for the first time in 25 years. Finding employment with the wealthy d'Urberville family, Tess (Kinski), a teenage farm girl of exceptional beauty, comes under the lustful eye of Alec (Leigh Lawson), their ne'er-do-well son. Although she rejects his amorous advances, Alec forcibly seduces Tess, leaving her pregnant and alone. Giving birth to a sickly child who soon dies, the disgraced Tess eventually falls in love with Angel (Peter Firth), a parson's son who knows nothing of her sordid past. But when she confesses her "sin" on their wed
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