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Jane Eyre

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Franco Zeffirelli
Produced by Dyson Lovell
Written by Hugh Whitemore
Franco Zeffirelli
(based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë)
Starring Charlotte Gainsbourg
William Hurt
Anna Paquin
Joan Plowright
Billie Whitelaw
Geraldine Chaplin
Samuel West
Amanda Root
Elle Macpherson
Fiona Shaw
John Wood
Joséphine Serre
Maria Schneider
Music by Claudio Capponi
Alessio Vlad
Cinematography David Watkin
Editing by Richard Marden
Distributed by Miramax Films (US)
Running time 116 min.
Country France
Italy
United Kingdom
United States
Language English
French

Jane Eyre is a 1996 film adaption of Charlotte Brontë's 1847 novel of the same name. This Hollywood version, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, is similar to the original novel, although it compresses and changes the latter half of it.

Plot

Jane Eyre (portrayed as a child by Anna Paquin and as an adult by Charlotte Gainsbourg) is an independent and strong minded young woman who is hired by Mr. Rochester (William Hurt) to work as a governess. What she does not realize is that she must share the estate (and ultimately Mr. Rochester) with his wife, Bertha (Maria Schneider), who is, by this point in her life, mentally ill and kept locked away in an upstairs attic.

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