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Jane Eyre

A Feature film by Franco Zeffirelli

Release in France : 26/06/1996

    Synopsis

    At the age of ten, the orphan Jane Eyre is taken in by her aunt. Her subsequent life is one of perpetual and calumnious humiliation. She continues to suffer when her aunt sends her to a orphanage run by a priest whose rigor verges on sadism. The years pass. When Jane Eyre is twenty, she starts work as a governess for Adèle, a young French girl who lives at Thornfield Castle. Jane is appreciated, she feels free at last, she draws... While out walking one day, she sees a lone rider, Edward Rochester, the mysterious lord of the manor, fall from his horse...

    Actors (4)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Co-production :

    Flach Film

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Warner Bros. (France)

    Foreign production companies :

    Rochester Films Ltd, Cineritmo

    French distribution :

    Warner Bros. (France)

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    Subject

    "At first sight, the story contains all the elements of period romanticism and a number of literary stereotypes. (...) Yet is has a novel element that continues to make it very "different" even nowadays: its heroine, Jane Eyre, the first female character in literature aware of herself, of her will, dignity and feelings. A totally modern woman (something unthinkable at the time - the story being set in 1830) who acts, speaks and moves in full awareness of her rights and duties: modestly heroic, meekly proud, unflinchingly honest and discreetly "loving". A character that we can easily offer today's audiences, in this tormented world thirsting for ideals. (...)"

    (Franco Zeffirelli)

    Full credits (10)

    Author of original work :

    Charlotte Brontë

    Co-producer :

    Jean-François Lepetit

    Sound recordists :

    David Stephenson, Gerry Bates, Mike Harris

    Editor :

    Richard Marden

    Music Composers :

    Alessio Vlad, Claudio Capponi

    Screenwriters :

    Hugh Whitemore, Franco Zeffirelli

    Director of Photography :

    David Watkin

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Dominique Segall, Olivier Guigues

    Production Designer :

    Roger Hall

    Costume designer :

    Jenny Beavan

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    English, French

    Coproducer countries :

    Great Britain, Italy

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Minority French (Great Britain, Italy)

    Production year :

    1996

    French release :

    26/06/1996

    Runtime :

    1 h 53 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    86.683

    Visa issue date :

    24/06/1996

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color