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|AKA:||"Jude the Obscure"|
|Synopsis:||Engrossing retelling of Thomas Hardy's depressing 1896 novel "Jude the Obscure," set in his fictional Wessex. Country stonemason Jude (Eccleston) hopes to improve his impoverished lot in life by becoming a student at Christminister University. But first he's distracted into an unwise marriage with lively Arabella (Griffiths), who soon leaves him, and then into an ill-fated romance with his capricious cousin Sue Brideshead (Winslet). Class and societal barriers prove impossible for the couple to overcome and lead to a shocking tragedy. Hardy's book was so badly received by critics that he never wrote another novel and stuck to poetry for the rest of his life.|
|Directed by:||Michael Winterbottom|
|Producer(s):||Andrew Eaton, Mark Shivas, Stewart Till, BBC Films, Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Revolution Films, Gramercy Pictures.|
|Cast:||Christopher Eccleston, Kate Winslet, Liam Cunningham, Rachel Griffiths|