• Tess (1992)


Release Date: September 9th, 1992

DVD Release Date: September 28th, 2004

PG |2 hr 50 min

Plot Summary

In Roman Polanski's take on "Tess of the D'Urbervilles," impressionable young Tess (Nastassja Kinski) is sent by her alcoholic father to visit her rich relatives and apply for a job. She's taken in and immediately seduced by her cousin, Alec (Leigh Lawson), who leaves her pregnant. She keeps it to herself and, after the child dies, begins a relationship with a respectable farmer, Angel (Peter Firth). They marry, but when Angel learns of her speckled past, he's not sure he can live with it.

Cast: Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth, Leigh Lawson, John Collin, David Markham, Rosemary Martin, Richard Pearson, Carolyn Pickles

Director: Roman Polanski

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Burrill Productions

Distributors: Columbia Pictures

Keywords: England, Underdog, Transformation, Love


Nominated Directing
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1981)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Costume Design
Winner Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language
Winner Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1981)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1981)
Winner Art Direction
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Winner Cinematography