Wide Sargasso Sea

Wide Sargasso Sea

Director: Brian Maher

Cast: Brian Maher, Rafe Spall, Rebecca Hall

     
 

feature of the same name, this British production from director Brendan Maher constitutes an adaptation of Jean Rhys's seminal 1966 novel Wide Sargasso Sea - itself a prequel to Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. The Maher film, per its source novel, imagines the history and backstory of the first Mrs. Rochester, and tells how an innocent girl, torn violentlySee more details below

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feature of the same name, this British production from director Brendan Maher constitutes an adaptation of Jean Rhys's seminal 1966 novel Wide Sargasso Sea - itself a prequel to Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. The Maher film, per its source novel, imagines the history and backstory of the first Mrs. Rochester, and tells how an innocent girl, torn violently between two cultures, ultimately became the infamous "madwoman in the attic" limned by Bronte. The tale begins in Jamaica of the 1830s, with Englishman Edward Rochester (Rafe Spall) arriving in Jamaica to stake out a fortune. He meets and falls hard for Antoinette Cosway (Rebecca Hall), a Creole heiress, who gives herself to him unquestioningly, and shares her dowry - including a sprawling, palatial honeymoon manor. For a time, all is bliss, but soon lust devolves into paranoid fear, betrayal, and tragedy.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/24/2008
UPC:
0054961807796
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
NR
Source:
Acorn Media
Time:
1:24:00

Special Features

Biography of Jean Rhys and cast filmographies

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Wide Sargasso Sea
1. This Is England [11:13]
2. Are You Decided? [8:43]
3. Wedding Day [9:19]
4. I Am Your Wife [10:32]
5. Deceived [9:24]
6. Bad Magic [8:26]
7. Truth [8:57]
8. Poison [7:45]
9. This Is Not England [9:28]

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