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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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Storyline

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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The picture was classified and rated with a restricted NC-17 rating in the USA due to its explicit sexual content. Distributor Fine Line Features decided not to appeal the decision in order to try and gain a lower classification rating to make the movie marketable and able for younger audiences to attend. The New York Times reported "Fine Line Features, the art-film division of New Line Cinema, has accepted the rating for 'Wide Sargasso Sea (1993)' which includes male frontal nudity". See more »

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Edward Rochester: England seems far away.
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Alternate Versions

Unrated version runs a few seconds longer than the NC-17 version. See more »

Connections

Followed by Jane Eyre (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Minuet
from "Quartet, Opus 64 No. 5"
Written by Joseph Haydn (as Haydn)
Arranged by Charlotte Georg (as Les Peel)
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Explicit interpretation of limited aspects
2 June 1999 | by MS WanSee all my reviews

Jean Rhys has taken seven years to finish the novel, on which the movie is supposed to be based on. However, this rated film seems to be only concentrating on the sexual relationship between Rochester and Antoinette, as well as Sandi and Antoinette. The relationship with Sandi is deliberately kept as question marks for readers to ponder upon in the novel, but here in the movie it is explicitly interpreted and the sympathy created by Rhys is lost. But the movie is nevertheless a representation of colors in the Caribbeans--red, purple, blue and green--the exotic side of life that has repeled Rochester.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wide Sargasso Sea See more »

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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