Governess
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The Governess

Director: Sandra Goldbacher

Cast: Minnie Driver, Tom Wilkinson, Florence Hoath

     
 

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Fans of Victorian melodrama will delight in this lavish tale of love and loss, arriving on DVD courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics and featuring the option of either a 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer or a 1.33:1 standard full-screen version of the film. In addition to both English Dolby Digital Surround and French Dolby Digital Stereo soundtracks with optional

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Fans of Victorian melodrama will delight in this lavish tale of love and loss, arriving on DVD courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics and featuring the option of either a 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer or a 1.33:1 standard full-screen version of the film. In addition to both English Dolby Digital Surround and French Dolby Digital Stereo soundtracks with optional English or French subtitles, the disc features an original theatrical trailer for the film.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Tom Wiener
A film that tries to cover a broad swath of material, from anti-Semitism to employee exploitation to early experiments in photography, The Governess succeeds remarkably well at offering provocative and thoughtful takes on all of its subjects. Minnie Driver makes Rosina Da Silva a determined woman, who is also believably gullible when her employer, Charles Cavendish, played by the reliable Tom Wilkinson, takes her to bed and then steals her ideas for his work in photography. Rosina is given a liberal education in dysfunctional family dynamics, as she journeys from the warmth of her London home to the less hospitable climes of Scotland, where the Cavendish family seems to exist as four individuals who have as little to do with one another as possible. The Governess is a cut above the standard Daddy-Beds- Nanny story, in part because Rosina's professional exploitation takes on more than one dimension.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/16/1999
UPC:
0043396028456
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Pan & Scan, Wide Screen]
Time:
1:45:00

Special Features

Interactive menus; Languages: English, French; Subtitles: English, French; Theatrical trailer; Scene selections; Anamorphic widescreen and full screen formats

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Minnie Driver Rosina
Tom Wilkinson Cavendish
Florence Hoath Clementina
Jonathan Rhys Meyers Henry
Harriet Walter Mrs. Cavendish
Arlene Cockburn Lily Milk
Emma Bird Actor
Adam Levy Actor
Bruce Meyers Actor
Diana Brooks Actor
Raymond Brody Actor
Cyril Shaps Actor
Kendal Cramer Actor
Ralph Riach Actor
Joe Bromley Actor
Stephen Robbins Actor
Countess Koulinskyi Actor

Technical Credits
Sandra Goldbacher Director,Screenwriter
Sarah Curtis Producer
Sarah Greenwood Production Designer
Michelle Guish Casting
Danny Hambrook Sound/Sound Designer
Caroline Harris Costumes/Costume Designer
Sally Hibbin Executive Producer
Isabelle Lorente Editor
Philip Robinson Art Director
Ashley Rowe Cinematographer
Edward Shearmur Score Composer
Katie Spencer Set Decoration/Design
Stephen Woolfenden Asst. Director

Scene Index

Scene Selections
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [3:47]
2. House of da Silva [3:25]
3. Murdered [4:19]
4. Mary Blackchurch [6:28]
5. The governess arrives [2:31]
6. Clementina & mother [3:08]
7. Practical joke [2:59]
8. Clarity [3:37]
9. Collecting specimins [2:49]
10. Snooping [4:02]
11. Fixation process [3:30]
12. Henry [4:42]
13. Clever & useful [3:48]
14. Happy accident [7:56]
15. One portrait [3:51]
16. Mary's song [4:47]
17. Undercover love [5:39]
18. Sinful madness [1:36]
19. Salome [7:24]
20. "What do you feel?" [7:37]
21. Portrait of Charles [4:35]
22. "Please forgive me." [1:20]
23. Comforting Mary [4:32]
24. Taking all the credit [2:57]
25. "Goodbye." [2:41]
26. Cholera epidemic [2:25]
27. Da Silva studio [1:16]
28. Quite done [6:40]
Side #2-Full Screen
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [3:47]
2. House of da Silva [3:25]
3. Murdered [4:19]
4. Mary Blackchurch [6:28]
5. The governess arrives [2:31]
6. Clementina & Mother [3:08]
7. Practical joke [2:59]
8. Clarity [3:37]
9. Collecting specimens [2:49]
10. Snooping [4:02]
11. Fixation process [3:30]
12. Henry [4:42]
13. Clever & useful [3:48]
14. Happy accident [7:56]
15. One portrait [3:51]
16. Mary's song [4:47]
17. Undercover love [5:39]
18. Sinful madness [1:36]
19. Salome [7:24]
20. "What do you feel?" [7:37]
21. Portrait of Charles [4:35]
22. "Please forgive me." [1:20]
23. Comforting Mary [4:32]
24. Taking all the credit [2:57]
25. "Goodbye." [2:41]
26. Cholera epidemic [2:25]
27. Da Silva studio [1:16]
28. Quite done [6:40]

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