GenreDrama, Romance Duration CountryFrance
WriterHugh Whitemore, Franco Zeffirelli, Charlotte Bronte Release dateApril 12, 1996 (1996-04-12) (United States) Initial releaseJanuary 20, 1996 (South Korea) Music directorAlessio Vlad, Claudio Capponi CastAnna Paquin (Young Jane Eyre), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Jane Eyre), William Hurt (Rochester), Joan Plowright (Mrs. Fairfax), Nic Knight (John Reed), Nicola Howard (Eliza Reed) Similar moviesMagic in the Moonlight, The Girl Next Door, Paper Moon, Bedside Dentist, I Can Do Bad All By Myself, A Dangerous Woman
TaglineThe passionate tale of forbidden secrets!
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Jane Eyre is a 1996 American, British, French and Italian romantic epic and dramatic feature film adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's 1847 novel Jane Eyre. This Hollywood version, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, is similar to the original novel, although it compresses and eliminates most of the plot in the last quarter of the book (the running away, the trials and tribulations, new found relations, and new job) to condense it into a 2-hour movie.
Jane Eyre (portrayed as the orphan child by Anna Paquin and as an adult by Charlotte Gainsbourg) is the plain, impoverished young woman who is hired by Mr. Rochester (William Hurt) through Mrs. Fairfax (Joan Plowright) to work as a governess for Adèle (Josephine Serre). Despite her mild unprepossessing manner more like a nun, Jane has strong internal passions and shows her strength in character in expressing her opinions and showing resolve in times of trouble. Rochester is the Byronic anti-hero who is tortured and tormented by family troubles, past injustices and secrets. Rochester and Jane find an affinity for each other and fall in love and the marriage date is set. What she does not realize is that she must share the estate (and ultimately Mr. Rochester) with his wife, Bertha (Maria Schneider), who is mentally ill and kept locked away in an upstairs attic with a nurse, Grace Poole (Billie Whitelaw).
The marriage is stopped by Bertha's brother Richard Mason (Edward de Souza) and lawyer Briggs (Peter Woodthorpe). Jane flees, her world crashing down is a nightmare. She recovers in the parsonage of her original aunt's home, discovers she is now a wealthy woman inheriting her long-lost uncle's fortune in Madeira. She gets a proposal of marriage from Parson St. John Rivers but her heart and soul is with Rochester. Jane goes back to find Thornfield Hall burnt down, but Rochester is crippled and blinded by the fire set by his mad wife, Bertha, who has killed herself in the fire. However, Jane's love for Rochester remains undiminished; she nurses him back to health, he recovers his eyesight and they marry.
Charlotte Gainsbourg as Jane Eyre
William Hurt as Edward Fairfax Rochester
Anna Paquin as Young Jane Eyre
Fiona Shaw as Mrs. Reed
John Wood as Mr. Brocklehurst
Geraldine Chaplin as Miss Scatcherd
Amanda Root as Miss Temple
Leanne Rowe as Helen Burns
Richard Warwick as John
Joan Plowright as Mrs. Fairfax
Judith Parker as Leah
Josephine Serre as Adèle Varens
Billie Whitelaw...Grace Poole
Elle Macpherson as Blanche Ingram
Julian Fellowes as Colonel Dent
Edward de Souza as Richard Mason
Peter Woodthorpe as Briggs
Ralph Nossek as Reverend Wood
Maria Schneider as Bertha Mason
Samuel West as St. John Rivers
Charlotte Attenborough as Mary Rivers
The location for Thornfield Hall is Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire, UK Since Zeffirelli's use of Haddon Hall, subsequent versions of Jane Eyre have used it and is now apparently synonymous with Thornfield Hall. Prior to Zeffirelli's location use, Haddon Hall had been once used (before Jane Eyre) as the castle for The Princess Bride.
The film holds a positive rating of 74% at Rotten Tomatoes based on 27 reviews. The New York Times called Hurt "embarrassingly miscast as a Rochester more nearly a mild eccentric than a brooding, Byronic type", but conceded that the film "has its moments".