"England in the late 18th century. The Dashwood family has lost its fortune due to the death of its father and must move into a small house in the countryside.
"England in the late 18th century. The Dashwood family has lost its fortune due to the death of its father and must move into a small house in the country. Much worse than this, however, are the social barriers that this situation entails; without a dowry, marriage for love is unthinkable. And so the two marriageable Dashwood daughters face the same problem: in love with a man they can't have. Yet they seek their own ways to cope with this situation. Elinor (Emma Thompson) recollects her wits and carefully hides her affections, while Marianne (Kate Winslet) is guided entirely by her passionate feelings."
Christian Rechmann, artechock.com
"Subtly, the film traces the inner conflicts of the main characters with an excellent cast. This creates a profound insight into a social class that was also all too familiar to the author of the novel. Enriched with a fine irony, the film also conveys the ambiguity of life between rituals, conventions and true feelings and needs. With Sense and Sensibility, director Ang Lee has succeeded in making an outstanding film adaptation of Jane Austen's 1811 novel 'Sense and Sensibility', which has already been adapted several times. The melodramatic romance offers great landscape panoramas and beautiful costumes, without missing the thematic depth besides the visual pleasures."
Contributors and additional information:
136 min. color. DCP. E/d Director: Ang Lee Screenplay: Based on a novel by Jane Austen, Emma Thompson Cinematography: Michael Coulter Editing: Tim Squyres Music: Patrick Doyle Starring: Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, James Fleet
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