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Wide Sargasso Sea (1993)

NC-17   |    |  Drama, Romance, Thriller

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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 »




  • Nathaniel Parker in Wide Sargasso Sea (1993)
  • Rachel Ward in Wide Sargasso Sea (1993)
  • Rachel Ward in Wide Sargasso Sea (1993)
  • Karina Lombard in Wide Sargasso Sea (1993)
  • Rowena King in Wide Sargasso Sea (1993)
  • Karina Lombard and Nathaniel Parker in Wide Sargasso Sea (1993)

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9 June 2003 | countryway_48864
The film that gives Mr. Rochester his motives and makes Jane Eyre more understandable
Anyone who has ever read Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte's brooding masterpiece, knows the adult, world-weary Edward Rochester. They also know about the secret locked in the tower room of Thornfield Hall. What Charlotte never fully explains is how Mr. Rochester came to be the aloof, stony man he is and how is wife came to be mad.

Well, The Wide Sargasso Sea attempts to answer those questions. In my opinion The Wide Sargasso Sea does an excellent job.

This is a vivid and sensual film, and depending on the version you see, VERY explicit. But in this case I think the nudity and sexual activity is justified and not gratuitous.

Nathaniel Parker gives a stunning performance as Rochester. I recommend this one.

I like to watch The Wide Sargasso Sea first and then put on my VHS of the splendid A&E production of Jane Eyre with Ciarn Hinds as Rochester. The two follow each other beautifully and seen together, the puzzle of Edward Rochester is solved, at least to my satisfaction.

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Release Date:

16 April 1993



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Opening Weekend USA:

$33,806 18 April 1993

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