Rent Far from the Madding Crowd (1998)

3.7 of 5 from 94 ratings
3h 22min
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Synopsis:
The arrival of Bathsheba Everdene as mistress of Weatherbury Farm causes quite a stir in the all-male environment of the Corn Exchange. A beautiful and proud young woman with a fiercely independent spirit, she soon ensnares and almost destroys the lives of the three men who love her - local shepherd Gabriel Oak, gentleman farmer Mr Boldwood and the womanising Sergeant Frank Troy.
Actors:
, , , , , , Robin Ardra, , Paul Ax, James Ballantine, , , , Gwynn Beech, Shannon Bone-Sands
Directors:
Producers:
Hilary Bevan Jones
Writers:
Thomas Hardy, Philomena McDonagh
Studio:
ITV DVD
Genres:
British Films, Drama, Romance
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
12/05/2003
Run Time:
202 minutes
Languages:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour

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Reviews (1) of Far from the Madding Crowd

TV version that's actually quite good - Far from the Madding Crowd review by RP

Spoiler Alert
02/02/2012

This is the 1998 ITV made-for-TV version – but it's actually quite good, although it's usually the BBC that does period drama best. I'm not entirely sure that Paloma Baeza as Bathsheba Everdene quite strikes the right note, but all the other actors seem well in character and the accents are about right. No out of place USAnian accents here :) The baddie Sergeant Troy is played by Jonathan Firth, Colin Firth's younger brother, so period drama seems to run in the family. If you're expecting to see the film version with Julie Christie and Alan Bates directed by John Schlesinger then you'll be disappointed – but give this a try. Who knows, you might like it – I know I did :)

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