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A tale of two cities ; charles dickens collection

Catalog no.:MOV07041
Releasedate movie:October 1980
Releasedate medium:2007
  • Drama
  • Book adaptation
  • BBC
Total playing time:200 min.

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Product:2 DVD videos
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  • Just Entertainment ;
DVD Region:
  • Region 2 (Europe, The Netherlands)
TV standard:
  • PAL
  • Color
Spoken language:
  • English
  • Dutch
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Charles Dickens' famous historical novel "A Tale of Two Cities" was first published as a serial in a newspaper in 1859.
The story is largely set in London and Paris in the late 18th century.
It is a colourful tale full of passion, intrigue and betrayal, culminating in the French Revolution of 1789.

This three-hour BBC film adaptation is broadly faithful to Dickens' book and has a delightfully theatrical atmosphere. The cast consists of excellent actors, including Vivien Merchant (the now deceased wife of the great playwright Harold Pinter) as Miss Pross and Judy Parfitt as the chilling Madame Defarge.

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