The Governess

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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.
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Jonathan Rhys-Myers, Tom Wilkinson, Florence Hoath, Bruce Myers, Minnie Driver 02/16/1999 DVD 1998 Run time: 115. BRAND NEW and SEALED. Shop with 100% confidence or money ... back. All orders ship within 24 hours. Read more Show Less

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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.
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Special Features

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

  • Release Date: 2/16/1999
  • UPC: 043396028456
  • Original Release: 1998
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Pan & Scan
  • Language: English, Fran├žais
  • Time: 1:45:00
  • Format: DVD

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
Adam Levy
Bruce Meyers
Diana Brooks
Raymond Brody
Cyril Shaps
Kendal Cramer
Ralph Riach
Joe Bromley
Stephen Robbins
Countess Koulinskyi
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
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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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Menu

Side #1-Widescreen
Play Movie
Languages/Audio & Subtitles
Theatrical Trailer
   Menu Group #1 with 28 chapter(s) covering 01:54:34
Side #2-Full Screen
   Play Movie
   Languages & Subtitles
   Theatrical Trailer
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