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R| 2 hr. 3 min.

Plot Summary
In late 19th-century England, Jude (Christopher Eccleston) aspires to be an academic, but is hobbled by his blue-collar background. Instead, he works as a stonemason and is trapped in an unloving marriage to a farmer's daughter named Arabella (Rachel Griffiths). But when his wife leaves him, Jude sees an opportunity to improve himself. He moves to the city and begins an affair with his married cousin, Sue (Kate Winslet), courting tragedy every step of the way.

Cast: Kate Winslet , Christopher Eccleston , Rachel Griffiths , June Whitfield , Liam Cunningham , Ross Colvin Turnbull , James Daley , Berwick Kaler

Director: Michael Winterbottom

Genres: Drama

Jude (1996)

Release Date: October 18th, 1996|2 hr. 3 min.

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  • 75
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    Jude is knockout Hardy, filled with stormy visual poetry and accompanied by a gorgeous yet simple score. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The problem here isn't grimness but a failure to make grimness wrench the heart. [18 Oct 1996] show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Yet the film, no more than the novel, shouldn't be described as depressing. Both of them shine with heightened vision and poetics. [01 Nov 1996] show more

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