As imagined by Jean Rhys, the villainous madwoman in Charlotte Brontes Jane Eyre becomes an innocent, born into two cultures but belonging to none.
The exotic Caribbean confounds young Englishman Edward Rochester when he arrives in 1830s Jamaica to pursue his fortune. Nevertheless, he finds nothing to fear in beautiful Creole heiress Antoinette Cosway. She eagerly succumbs to his courtship, entrusting him with her dowry and her destiny. In the intoxicating surroundings of their honeymoon house, ecstatic lust turns to suspicion and betrayal as her world and his disastrously collide.
In this passionate and heartbreaking love story, the shadowy character created by one brilliant novelist becomes fully realized in the hands of another. Rafe Spall (The Chatterley Affair) and Rebecca Hall (The Prestige) star in a fresh adaptation that captures all the sensuality, suspense, and nuance of Rhyss masterpiece.
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE biography of Jean Rhys, SDH subtitles, and cast filmographies.
"Grade: B+" -- Entertainment Weekly
"Strong and powerful performances from both actors -- British American TV DVD blog
A high quality drama that doesn't disappoint. -- Memorable TV
Excellent story, excellent actors, excellent locations -- EInsiders.com
Grade A -- Campus Circle Magazine
Sensual and harrowing -- Los Angeles Daily News