The French Lieutenant's Woman

The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)

She was lost from the moment she saw him.

  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1981-08-28
  • User Rating: 6.5/10 from 142 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 4min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Juniper Films
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director:
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In this story-within-a-story, Anna is an actress starring opposite Mike in a period piece about the forbidden love between their respective characters, Sarah and Charles. Both actors are involved in serious relationships, but the passionate nature of the script leads to an off-camera love affair as well. While attempting to maintain their composure and professionalism, Anna and Mike struggle to come to terms with their infidelity.

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    Directing Peter Kohn Second Assistant Director
    Production Patsy Pollock Casting
    Camera Freddie Francis Director of Photography
    Editing John Bloom Editor
    Art Allan Cameron Art Direction
    Sound Ivan Sharrock Sound Recordist
    Production Geoffrey Helman Associate Producer
    Art Norman Dorme Art Direction
    Sound Don Sharpe Sound Editor
    Sound Carl Davis Original Music Composer
    Writing Harold Pinter Screenplay
    Directing Karel Reisz Director
    Writing John Fowles Novel
    Production Leon Clore Producer
    Costume & Make-Up Tom Rand Costume Design
    Art Terry Pritchard Art Direction
    Art Ann Mollo Set Decoration
    Art Assheton Gorton Production Design
    Editing Chris Ridsdale Assistant Editor
    Directing Paul Tivers Third Assistant Director
    Camera Frank Connor Still Photographer
    Costume & Make-Up Simon Thompson Hairdresser
    Camera Gordon Hayman Camera Operator
    Lighting Roy Larner Gaffer
    Editing Jeremy Hume Assistant Editor
    Costume & Make-Up Brenda Dabbs Wardrobe Supervisor
    Camera Alan Annand Clapper Loader
    Art Dennis Fruin Property Master
    Sound Ken Weston Boom Operator
    Camera Tim Ross Focus Puller
    Costume & Make-Up Sue Barradell Makeup Artist
    Production Tom Maschler Associate Producer
    Directing Richard Hoult Assistant Director
    Directing Mathew Simmons Third Assistant Director
    Art Fred Walker Construction Manager