Great Britain
111 minutes

A peaceful Dorset village is torn apart by the return of a native girl who made it big as a journalist in London. Amiably acid satire of British mores, loosely inspired by Thomas Hardy's Far from the Madding Crowd, that is impeccably presented and performed but never really takes off.

Westend Films, BBC Films and The UK Film Council present a Ruby Films production in association with Notting Hill Films; made with the assistance of Pepper Post. (UK distributor, Momentum Pictures; US distributor, Sony Pictures Classics; world sales, Westend Films.)
Starring Gemma Arterton; Roger Allam, Bill Camp, Dominic Cooper, Luke Evans, Tamsin Greig, Jessica Barden, Charlotte Christie.
Directed by Stephen Frears; produced by Alison Owen, Paul Trijbits, Tracey Seaward; screenplay by Moira Buffini, based on the graphic novel by Posy Simmonds, Tamara Drewe; music by Alexandre Desplat; director of photography (Deluxe, widescreen), Ben Davis; production designer, Alan Macdonald; costume designer, Consolata Boyle; film editor, Mick Audsley.
Screened: distributor advance press screening, UCI El Corte Inglés 9 (Lisbon), September 23rd 2010.


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