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Wide Sargasso Sea (1993)

NC-17 | | Drama, Romance, Thriller | 16 April 1993 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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John Duigan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Karina Lombard ... Antoinette Cosway
Nathaniel Parker ... Edward Rochester
Rachel Ward ... Annette Cosway
Michael York ... Paul Mason
Martine Beswick ... Aunt Cora (as Martine Beswicke)
Claudia Robinson Claudia Robinson ... Christophene
Huw Williams Huw Williams ... Richard Mason
Casey Berna Casey Berna ... Young Antoinette
Rowena King ... Amelie
Ben Thomas Ben Thomas ... Daniel Cosway
Paul Campbell ... Young Bull
Audbrey Pilatus Audbrey Pilatus ... Drummer
Ancile Gloudon ... Nelson
Dominic Needham Dominic Needham ... Pierre
Kevin Thomas Kevin Thomas ... Benbow
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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 <lcarvach@lascar.puc.cl>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated NC-17 for strong, explicit sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film's source Jean Rhys 1966 book of the same name has been described as both a post-modern novel and a post-colonial novel. See more »

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Edward Rochester: England seems far away.
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Alternate Versions

Edited, R-rated version available on video. See more »

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Referenced in Seinfeld: The Bottle Deposit (1996) See more »

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Written by Franz Schubert
Arranged by Charlotte Georg (as Lee Ashley)
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Lush Erotic Masterpiece
17 August 2000 | by Ride-3See all my reviews

"Wide Sargasso Sea" is a very elegant, sexy, melodrama about the meaning of love. Young Creole girl Antoinette Conway is married to Englishman Edward Rochester, and the two move to her coastal home in Jamaica. Seeds of doubt are placed in Edward's mind by servants a mysterious man sending letters about Antoinette's mother, who went insane, and Edward fears that Antoinette, like her mother, will go mad. He turns a cold shoulder towards her, and unknowingly destroys his wife. Kinda slow, but worth it, it makes you think and has the feel of a gothic potboiler.

"Wide Sargasso Sea" is Unrated for graphic sexuality and nudity.

NOTE: "Wide Sargasso Sea" is available in R-Rated and Unrated versions. The R-Rated version trims out two minutes of sex scenes, while the Unrated versions keeps them in.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Jamaica

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,806, 18 April 1993

Gross USA:

$1,614,784

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,614,784
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Dolby

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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