Tess Solarmovie

Tess (1979)


A strong-willed peasant girl is sent by her father to the estate of some local aristocrats to capitalize on a rumor that their families are from the same line. This fateful visit commences an epic narrative of sex, class, betrayal, and revenge.

Tess Solarmovie
Solarmovie Score: 6.9/10 from 182 votes
Release Date: 1979-10-06
Status: Released
Run time: 171 min / 2:51
Production Studio : Renn Productions, Timothy Burrill Productions, SFP
Production Countries: France, United Kingdom


Nastassja Kinski
as Tess Durbeyfield
Peter Firth
as Angel Clare
Leigh Lawson
as Alec Stokes-d'Urberville
John Collin
as John Durbeyfield
Sylvia Coleridge
as Mrs. d'Urberville
Richard Pearson
as Vicar of Marlott
Tony Church
as Parson Tringham
Carolyn Pickles
as Marian
Suzanna Hamilton
as Izz Huett
Caroline Embling
as Retty
Lesley Dunlop
as Girl in Henhouse
Maryline Even
as Girl in Henhouse
Arielle Dombasle
as Mercy Chant
John Bett
as Felix Clare
Tom Chadbon
as Cuthbert Clare
David Markham
as Reverend Mr Clare
Pascale de Boysson
as Mrs Clare
Fred Bryant
as Dairyman Crick
Josine Comellas
as Mrs Crick
John Barrett
as Old Dairyhand
Anne Tirard
as Old Dairy Hand
Dicken Ashworth
as Farmer Groby
Patsy Rowlands
as Landlady
Patsy Smart
as Housekeeper
Brigid Erin Bates
as Girl in meadow
Jeanne Biras
as Girl in meadow
Gordon Richardson
as Parson at Wedding
Peter Benson
as Religious Fanatic
Jimmy Gardner
as Pedlar
Keith Buckley
as Postman
Forbes Collins
as New Tenant


Camera Geoffrey Unsworth Director of Photography
Writing GĂ©rard Brach Screenplay
Writing Roman Polanski Screenplay
Directing Roman Polanski Director
Costume & Make-Up Anthony Powell Costume Design
Art Jack Stephens Production Design
Camera Ghislain Cloquet Director of Photography
Art Pierre Guffroy Production Design
Sound Philippe Sarde Original Music Composer
Production Claude Berri Producer
Editing Tom Priestley Editor
Writing Thomas Hardy Novel
Crew Jennifer Patrick Dialogue Coach