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PG| 1 hr. 52 min.

Plot Summary
An orphaned young girl, Jane Eyre (Anna Paquin), suffers humiliation and abuse at the hands of her aunt (Fiona Shaw) and is subsequently banished to a strict boarding school for several years. Upon her release, the adult Jane (Charlotte Gainsbourg) becomes a governess at Thornfield Hall, caring for the child of Mr. Rochester (William Hurt) and his ailing wife (Maria Schneider). Jane and the enigmatic Rochester begin an intense relationship overshadowed by doubt and madness.

Cast: William Hurt , Charlotte Gainsbourg , Joan Plowright , Anna Paquin , Geraldine Chaplin , Billie Whitelaw , Maria Schneider , Fiona Shaw

Director: Franco Zeffirelli

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Miramax Films

Jane Eyre (1996)

Release Date: April 12th, 1996|1 hr. 52 min.

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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Fukunaga, son of a Japanese father and a Swedish mother, is a filmmaker to watch. He has reanimated a classic for a new generation, letting Jane Eyre resonate with terror and tenderness. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    This latest adaptation of the Charlotte Brontë novel is careful, respectful and even enjoyable, and yet dry, singularly humorless and played without the lavishness of spirit that makes sense of Gothic melodrama. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The look of this version may be the finest of the 27 Jane Eyre film and television re-tellings. show more

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