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Story

Based on the Joseph Conrad story "Amy Foster," this swirlingly romantic melodrama tells the story of a Polish sailor (Vincent Perez) shipwrecked and washed ashore on the English coast in the 19th century. Found by a servant girl, Amy (Rachel Weisz), who is a village outcast, he is considered *bleep* because no one can understand what he says. But slowly, through Amy's love and the doctor's tutelage, the sailor learns enough English to decide he wants to make an honest woman out of Amy. Which doesn't sit well with the disapproving villagers, who don't like Amy. Even the doctor, who has a fondness for the sailor, has a blind spot when it comes to the servant girl. Strong performances and gritty period settings lift this film above bodice-ripper status to something richer. --Marshall Fine

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen
  • Dolby

Cast

Rachel WeiszAmy Foster
Vincent PerezYanko Gooral
Ian McKellenDr. James Kennedy
Kathy BatesMiss Swaffer
Joss AcklandMr. Swaffer
Tony HaygarthMr. Smith
Tom BellIsaac Foster
Zoë WanamakerMary Foster
Roger Ashton-GriffithsCanon Van Stone

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Beeban Kidron
  • Producer: Columbia/Tri-Star
  • Length: 114 minutes
  • Aspect ratio: Widescreen 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJan 23, 1998
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG-13
    Europe12
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaJan 20, 2004
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