- Tess
6.6/10 by 86 users


This multiple-Oscar-winning film by Roman Polanski is an exquisite, richly layered adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles. A strong-willed peasant girl (Nastassja Kinski, in a gorgeous breakthrough) is sent by her father to the estate of some local aristocrats to capitalize on a rumor that their families are from the same line. This fateful visit commences an epic narrative of sex, class, betrayal, and revenge, which Polanski unfolds with deliberation and finesse. With its earthy visual textures, achieved by two world-class cinematographers—Geoffrey Unsworth (Cabaret) and Ghislain Cloquet (Au hasard Balthazar)—Tess is a work of great pastoral beauty as well as vivid storytelling.

Director : Roman Polanski

Stars : Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth, Leigh Lawson, John Collin, Sylvia Coleridge, Richard Pearson

Production Co : Renn Productions, Timothy Burrill Productions, Société Française de Production (SFP)

Duration : 171 min.

Release : 1979-10-06

Genre : Drama, Romance

Country : France, United Kingdom


Mary Mcgee

this was really the best movie i've ever seen!

Francis Fitzgerald

Bhoooo .. I do not like it at all

Craig Knight

I honestly have no idea why people hate this movie so much. It is not exceptional, but it was okay. Great Quality btw...

Leslie Mitchell

The quality of the film was excellent with the free account, but I love the movie!

Louise Christensen

This is a movie which you dare not miss, because if you miss this one you are never going to see another. Be prepared for one last lovely beautiful and thrilling ride ahead of you, that's well worth your time and memories.

Lynn Goodwin

The characters are great, they're interesting, they're funny, they will make you laugh. Trust me, at a point this movie will hit you where you live.

Laverne Delgado

It is great for the first two thirds but then things get a little lengthy. But it has a great ending!

Valerie Strickland

Great, since I signed up the video goes smoothly. audio 10 and video 10, Thanks Bro.

Virgil Gonzales

As always thank you, you guys are the best and the movie was great, perfect!

Esther Burton


Domingo Morrison

How do I watch it ?????

Erica Stevenson

I don't think the same, although this is not my favorite movie

Eunice Wong

That is great to finally see on the big screen. I don't want to spoil anything in particular but this is a film that everyone should give a chance

Mindy Salazar

Yeah! Apple TV rules!