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A young female landowner in 1840s Jamaica marries a just-arrived Englishman to avoid losing her property. All seems to be perfect, love arises, and happiness is on the way, but she is hiding an old secret regarding her childhood and her mother. Slowly, this secret begins to erode this perfect relationship and, perhaps, her mother's story will begin again...with her.Written by
Luis Carvacho <firstname.lastname@example.org>
First filmed production of writer Jean Rhys' novel of the same name. A remake and later other version, Wide Sargasso Sea (2006), was made and broadcast for television around thirteen years after this cinema movie. See more »
Based on Jean Rhys' 1966 novel, "Wide Sargasso Sea" is the story of Antoinette Cosway, who shows up in Charlotte Bronte's classic 1847 novel "Jane Eyre" as Rochester's first wife Bertha Mason - confused? Rhys has taken some liberties with timelines, and some names and relationships have been changed for no apparent reason. Quibbles aside, this movie stands on its own. Gorgeous Jamaican scenery, lush erotic scenes (I think I saw the uncut version) that perfectly convey Rochester and Antoinette's passion, but a sense of foreboding (for those familiar with the Bronte book, anyway). The ending is a bit abrupt, and seems rushed after the leisurely pace of the rest of the film.
Having just read Rhys' novel, I was delighted at how much of its dialogue and narrative was so faithfully adapted, and praise the screenwriters for making sense out of a rather confusing book - it jumps around in time, and is narrated by Antoinette and Rochester in turn. The movie makes the story much more clear. Excellent performances from KARINA LOMBARD(is that her real accent?) as Antoinette, NATHANIEL PARKER as Rochester, and CLAUDIA ROBINSON as Christophine (a much more sympathetic character than she appears in the book). Was also impressed with the cameos from MICHAEL YORK, RACHEL WARD and MARTINE BESWICKE.
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