The Mayor of Casterbridge

The Mayor of Casterbridge

DVD - 2009
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"Travelling the dirt roads of Wessex in search of work, Michael Henchard, a farm worker, auctions his wife Susan and baby daughter in a moment of drunken madness at a country fair. Years later, Susan and her daughter return, seeking Michael in Casterbridge where he has become a rich and respected member of Wessex society. Driven by the need to make amends, he re-marries Susan but in a tragic twist of fate, she dies, but not before leaving a letter containing a shocking revelation."--Container.
Publisher: [Pyrmont, N.S.W.] : Roadshow Entertainment [distributor], 2009.
Branch Call Number: DVD MAY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (DVD) (ca. 194 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Jan 05, 2016

I wanted to like this film as the scenery and acting were great. it's just that the behavior and reactions of the characters were unrealistic, which made the plot less believable. I wonder if the book portrayed the characters to have more insight and intellect in regards to informed decision making?

kurasawa1 Aug 18, 2012

Too commercial - not as true to the story as the Alan Bates one

Feb 11, 2011

Wow. We really really loved this. Fantastic performances in a story about pride, loss and love. I will admit there were lots of tears as the final credits rolled.

Nov 18, 2010

Once I saw this movie, I became a huge fan of Ciaran Hinds. What makes Hinds brilliant & Hardy's character so engaging: is that he is flawed & human. You can empathize with his situation & understand his motivations- even when he makes the wrong choices (which he does again and again). The supporting cast is also tremendous, particularly his daughter, portrayed by Jodhi May. I was unprepared for the ending & admit I cried uncontrollably. Not many movies have moved me the way that Mayor of Casterbridge did, and I doubt anyone could outshine Mr. Hinds performance.

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MeganF May 13, 2008

MeganF thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over


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