The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)

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Released 12-Feb-2002
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Oscar® winners* Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons star as two separate pairs of lovers in this “jarring, engaging and beautifully visualised” film (Leonard Maltin). Embraced by audiences and critics alike – and garnering five 1981 Academy Award® nominations, including Best Actress (Streep) – The French Lieutenant’s Woman will forever remain one of the most literate, imaginative and stunning love stories ever to grace the screen. As Mike and Anna, two film actors involved in a tumultuous affair and Charles and Sarah, the star-crossed Victorian lovers whom the actors portray, Streep and Irons are at their compelling best. Just as his character Charles’ reputation is ruined by the enigmatic Sarah, Mike finds he cannot accept the intangible affections of the wiley Anna. The skilful inter-weaving of these two love stories – one period, one contemporary – yields a fascinating insight into the passion and mystery that can pull two people together…and just as easily tear them apart.
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Meryl Streep
Jeremy Irons
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Karel Reisz
Carl Davis
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Romance 1981 118:37 576i (PAL) 2 4
Widescreen 1.85:1, 16x9 Enhanced
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English Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s), German Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s), French Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s), Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s), Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
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