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R| 1 hr. 54 min.

Plot Summary
Following her father's murder, a London Jew, Rosina da Silva (Minnie Driver), reinvents herself as a Protestant governess on a remote Scottish island. Schooling the Cavendish family's daughter, Clementina (Florence Hoath), she soon incites the amorous passions of patriarch Charles (Tom Wilkinson), a scientist obsessed with capturing the photographic image. When his rebellious son Henry (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers) arrives home, complications arise, emotions entangle and secrets inevitably spill out.

Cast: Minnie Driver , Tom Wilkinson , Florence Hoath , Jonathan Rhys-Meyers , Harriet Walter , Arlene Cockburn , Emma Bird , Adam Levy

Director: Sandra Goldbacher

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

The Governess (1998)

Release Date: July 31st, 1998|1 hr. 54 min.

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  • The real wonder becomes how British filmmaker Sandra Goldbacher was able to write and direct such an accomplished, touching and original movie her first time out. show more

  • Though not exactly dynamic, the movie offers insights into a specific culture. Ashley Rowe's photography is exquisite, and Driver has never been better. [14 Aug 1998] show more

  • Sandra Goldbacher's gorgeous debut feature (shot by Ashley Rowe) stars Minnie Driver in a lovely performance as Rosina da Silva. [31 Jul 1998] show more

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