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Jude (1996)

A stonemason steadfastly pursues a cousin he loves. However their love is troubled as he is married to a woman who tricked him into marriage and she is married to a man she does not love.

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Hossein Amini (screenplay), Thomas Hardy (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Eccleston ... Jude Fawley
Kate Winslet ... Sue Bridehead
Liam Cunningham ... Phillotson
Rachel Griffiths ... Arabella
June Whitfield ... Aunt Drusilla
Ross Colvin Turnbull Ross Colvin Turnbull ... Little Jude
James Daley James Daley ... Jude as a Boy
Berwick Kaler ... Farmer Troutham
Sean McKenzie Sean McKenzie ... 1st Stone Mason
Richard Albrecht Richard Albrecht ... 2nd Stone Mason
Caitlin Bossley Caitlin Bossley ... Anny
Emma Turner ... Sarah
Lorraine Hilton Lorraine Hilton ... Shopkeeper
James Nesbitt ... Uncle Joe
Mark Lambert Mark Lambert ... Tinker Taylor
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Storyline

A stonemason steadfastly pursues a cousin he loves. However their love is troubled as he is married to a woman who tricked him into marriage and she is married to a man she does not love. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Taglines:

It's a difficult question for any man to answer... Whether to follow his dreams no matter what... Or to give in slowly and let life lead you where it will. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality and intense depictions of death and birth | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

18 October 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,850, 20 October 1996

Gross USA:

$409,144

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$409,144
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Some press reports stated that the pig which Arabella kills and guts was a real pig being killed and gutted for real. This has been denied by Rachel Griffiths who insists she was given the carcass of a dead animal to portray the scene. See more »

Quotes

Sue Bridehead: Please don't call me a clever girl, Mr. Phillotson, there are too many of us about these days.
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A naturalistic tragedy of immense proportions
21 January 2003 | by HaydeckSee all my reviews

I started watching this movie after having read the viewers' comments, so I was prepared for the depression inducing effect everyone kept talking about. Seems like you are never prepared enough for this movie. Sadness and tragedy are in the air right from beginning, you can feel them all the time, even when things start getting better for the two protagonists you know it can't last...because they are doomed, losers, not meant to be happy together. And yet the love they share is the purest and most devoting love I have ever seen on screen; it stunned me how true Jude was to Sue, and how brave Sue was, accepting Jude jr. as one of her own, no questions asked. Many people might find the scene of Sue giving birth and being watched by Jude jr. disturbing, yet it is essential to understand his later deeds, at least partly. The climax of the tragedy is so emotional and so immensely cruel it rips your heart out. I felt the theatre was falling into pieces and so were we, watching this emotional tornado, weeping like possessed. The experience of this movie will make you ponder life, love and death, it will make you understand how important it is to teach your children well and never make them feel undesired. It will make you realize how important it is to always think twice before commiting yourself, even in the modern world flooded with divorces. It will show you what it means to really love, completely and uncompromisingly. I highly recommend this masterpiece, a tale of two beautiful, unfortunate heros ahead their time, doomed by cruelest fate imaginable. 10/10


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