JudeOctober 18, 1996
A stonemason steadfastly pursues a cousin he loves. However their love is troubled as he is married to a woman who tricked him into marriage and she is married to an abusive nobleman…
Release Year: 1996
Rating: 7.0/10 (5,904 voted)
Critic's Score: 68/100
Stars: Christopher Eccleston, Kate Winslet, Liam Cunningham
A stonemason steadfastly pursues a cousin he loves. However their love is troubled as he is married to a woman who tricked him into marriage and she is married to an abusive nobleman. Living out of wedlock, the two are rejected by the townspeople leaving them to struggle in abject poverty.
Writers: Hossein Amini, Thomas Hardy
Ross Colvin Turnbull
Jude as a Boy
1st Stone Mason
2nd Stone Mason
A time without pity. A society without mercy. A love without equal.
Release Date: 18 October 1996
Filming Locations: Beamish Open Air Museum, Beamish, County Durham, England, UK
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $31,850
(20 October 1996)
(22 December 1996)
Did You Know?
Christopher Eccleston (Jude Fawley) and David Tennant (Drunk Undergraduate) both later portrayed the Doctor in
Doctor Who. The former played the Ninth Doctor from March to June 2005 while the latter played the Tenth Doctor from June 2005 to January 2010.
Haven't we been punished enough?
A naturalistic tragedy of immense proportions
I started watching this movie after having read the viewers' comments, so
was prepared for the depression inducing effect everyone kept talking
Seems like you are never prepared enough for this movie.
Sadness and tragedy are in the air right from beginning, you can feel
all the time, even when things start getting better for the two
you know it can't last…because they are doomed, losers, not meant to be
happy together. And yet the love they share is the purest and most
love I have ever seen on screen; it stunned me how true Jude was to Sue,
how brave Sue was, accepting Jude jr. as one of her own, no questions
Many people might find the scene of Sue giving birth and being watched by
Jude jr. disturbing, yet it is essential to understand his later deeds, at
least partly. The climax of the tragedy is so emotional and so immensely
cruel it rips your heart out. I felt the theatre was falling into pieces
so were we, watching this emotional tornado, weeping like possessed. The
experience of this movie will make you ponder life, love and death, it
make you understand how important it is to teach your children well and
never make them feel undesired. It will make you realize how important it
to always think twice before commiting yourself, even in the modern world
flooded with divorces. It will show you what it means to really love,
completely and uncompromisingly.
I highly recommend this masterpiece, a tale of two beautiful, unfortunate
heros ahead their time, doomed by cruelest fate imaginable.