Silas Marner

Film , Action and adventure
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For sheer prettiness, this is the apotheosis of BBC tea-time classicism. Real locations (care- fully muddied roads, immaculately authentic masonry) look more artificial than any studio mock-up. Foster's ambling treatment of George Eliot's novel - embittered outcast rediscovering humanity - generates the urgency of a waxworks show in its picturesque rollcall of accomplished players, Kingsley's self-consciously actorish miser included. MHoy.

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Duration: 92 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Giles Foster
Screenwriter: Louis Marks, Giles Foster
Cast: Ben Kingsley
Jenny Agutter
Patrick Ryecart
Freddie Jones
Rosemary Martin
Patsy Kensit
Jim Broadbent
Frederick Treves
Angela Pleasence
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