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Release Date: November 13, 1996Running Time: 156 mins.
MPAA Rating: RBox Office: $4,040,691.00
Genre: Drama, Period, Romance


Emily Watson

Stellan Skarsgård

Katrin Cartlidge

Jean-Marc Barr

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A powerful story, set in a remote Scottish village in the early 1970s, about a unique young woman and her profound experience of love and devotion. Bess falls madly in love with Jan, an oil-rig worker, and against the wishes of the strict Calvinist elders of her community, she marries this outsider. Jan is captivated by the innocence radiated by his new bride and for a brief time they have an intensely happy, passionate life together. When Jan returns to the oil-rig, Bess misses him terribly and prays fervently to God to bring him home. Shortly thereafter, Jan is injured in an accident that leaves him paralyzed. Knowing that he will never walk again and devastated that his beautiful, young w... Full Summary >>