- Status: Released
- Movie Tagline: She was lost from the moment she saw him.
- Genres: Drama, Romance
- Release Date: 1981-08-28
- Runtime: 124.0 min
- Budget: Not Available
- Revenue: $2.7 million
- Production Companies: Juniper Films
Cast & Crew
Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Hilton McRae, Lynsey Baxter, Emily Morgan, Penelope Wilton, Jean Faulds, Charlotte Mitchell, Peter Vaughan, Colin Jeavons, Liz Smith, Patience Collier, John Barrett, Leo McKern, Arabella Weir, Ben Forster, Richard Griffiths, David Warner, Catherine Willmer, Anthony Langdon, Edward Duke, Graham Fletcher, Cook, Richard Hope, Michael Elwyn, Toni Palmer, Cecily Hobbs, Doreen Mantle, Alun Armstrong, Gérard Falconetti, Joanna Joseph, Jude Alderson, Cora Kinnaird, Orlando Fraser, Fredrika Morton, Alice Maschler
Synopsis – What to Expect from “The French Lieutenant’s Woman”
The French Lieutenant’s Woman is a 1981 British romantic drama film set in Victorian England. It is based on the 1969 novel of the same name by John Fowles.
The film follows the story of Sarah Woodruff (Meryl Streep), an enigmatic and beautiful young woman, who is shunned by the townsfolk of Lyme Regis as the “French Lieutenant’s Woman” because of her scandalous affair with a French officer. She is in love with Charles Smithson (Jeremy Irons), a wealthy, upper-class gentleman, but their relationship is forbidden by society.
Charles is engaged to Ernestina Freeman (Lynsey Baxter), a woman of his own class, but he is drawn to Sarah’s mysterious allure and begins a secret affair with her. Meanwhile, Sarah is trying to escape her past and find a way to be accepted by society.
The film follows the love triangle between Charles, Sarah, and Ernestina, as they struggle against the conventions of Victorian England and try to find a way to be together. Charles must make a decision between his duty to his class and his love for Sarah. Sarah must fight to be accepted by society and to escape her past. Ernestina must come to terms with the fact that Charles loves someone else.
The film is a powerful exploration of love, class, and Victorian society, and is a timeless classic.
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