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Jude (1996)

A stonemason steadfastly pursues a cousin he loves. However their love is troubled as he is married to a woman who tricked him into marriage and she is married to a man she does not love.

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Hossein Amini (screenplay), Thomas Hardy (novel)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Eccleston ... Jude Fawley
Kate Winslet ... Sue Bridehead
Liam Cunningham ... Phillotson
Rachel Griffiths ... Arabella
June Whitfield ... Aunt Drusilla
Ross Colvin Turnbull Ross Colvin Turnbull ... Little Jude
James Daley James Daley ... Jude as a Boy
Berwick Kaler ... Farmer Troutham
Sean McKenzie Sean McKenzie ... 1st Stone Mason
Richard Albrecht Richard Albrecht ... 2nd Stone Mason
Caitlin Bossley Caitlin Bossley ... Anny
Emma Turner ... Sarah
Lorraine Hilton Lorraine Hilton ... Shopkeeper
James Nesbitt ... Uncle Joe
Mark Lambert Mark Lambert ... Tinker Taylor
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Storyline

A stonemason steadfastly pursues a cousin he loves. However their love is troubled as he is married to a woman who tricked him into marriage and she is married to a man she does not love. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Taglines:

It is a difficult question to answer... Whether to follow your dreams... Or to let life lead you where it will. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality and intense depictions of death and birth | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

18 October 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Джуд See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,850, 20 October 1996

Gross USA:

$409,144

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$409,144
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Kate Winslet appeared full frontal nude in this film. See more »

Quotes

Sue: I would have liked to have talked with her before she died.
Jude Fawley: She would have enjoyed that.
Sue: What did she say?
Jude Fawley: She said we both made bad husbands and wives
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Connections

References Jules and Jim (1962) See more »

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Beautifully depressing
18 August 2003 | by =G=See all my reviews

Set in late 1800's Britain, "Jude" traces the life of the title character (Eccleston), a learned but humble stonemason, who courageously struggles with life's disappointments only to be struck with unspeakable tragedy. A beautifully depressing human drama, "Jude" traverses the highs and lows of life through its dreary tale of one man's steadfast conviction to his beliefs and to the woman he loves. Not for everyone, "Jude" is a film for realists into serious drama which many will likely regard as a "downer". (B+)


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