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Jane Eyre (1996)

PG | | Drama, Romance | 12 April 1996 (USA)
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Jane Eyre (Anna Paquin and Charlotte Gainsbourg) is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed (Fiona Shaw), and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There ... See full summary »

Director:

Franco Zeffirelli

Writers:

Charlotte Brontë (novel), Hugh Whitemore (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Paquin ... Young Jane Eyre
Nic Knight Nic Knight ... John Reed
Nicola Howard Nicola Howard ... Eliza Reed
Sasha Graff Sasha Graff ... Georgiana Reed
Fiona Shaw ... Mrs. Reed
John Wood ... Mr. Brocklehurst
Geraldine Chaplin ... Miss Scatcherd
Amanda Root ... Miss Temple
Leanne Rowe ... Helen Burns
Charlotte Gainsbourg ... Jane Eyre
Richard Warwick ... John
Judith Parker Judith Parker ... Leah
Joan Plowright ... Mrs. Fairfax
Joséphine Serre Joséphine Serre ... Adele (as Josephine Serre)
Billie Whitelaw ... Grace Poole
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Storyline

Jane Eyre (Anna Paquin and Charlotte Gainsbourg) is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed (Fiona Shaw), and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she learns to become a teacher and eventually seeks employment outside of the school. Her advertisement is answered by the housekeeper of Thornfield Hall, Mrs. Fairfax (Dame Joan Plowright). Written by Volker Boehm

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Taglines:

The passionate tale of forbidden secrets!

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and brief violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | Italy | UK | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

12 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$269,929, 14 April 1996

Gross USA:

$5,200,601

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,200,601
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The cast includes three Oscar winners: William Hurt, Julian Fellowes, and Anna Paquin; and one Oscar nominee: Dame Joan Plowright. See more »

Goofs

When young Jane and Helen Burns are lying together in bed, their hands and arms jump around between shots. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Rochester: Jane, you're a strange and almost unearthly thing.
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Version of Matinee Theatre: Jane Eyre (1957) See more »

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how could they...
28 September 2002 | by dushetwasietsmSee all my reviews

If you have read the book , do not watch this movie! It will ruin your perception of it forever.

There is no chemistry whatsoever and William Hurt (though I am a big fan!)is in no way credible as an Englishman . All sorts of important features of the book are left out in this movie. Even very special interactions between Jane and Rochester!! Entire characters are deleted , and it gets worse. Jane struggle after leaving Thornfield is gone. No mention of her finding her relatives , no , they pop up earlier in a most incredulous place , where they certainly shouldn't be. They even made up things of their own and put it in! As if this story needed "improvement".

Conclusion:I have no idea what they wanted to achieve making this movie. I have found it to be very disappointing and it may very well have distorted my pleasure in reading a most excellent book , for ever!!


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