Jude is a 1996 British romantic period drama film directed by Michael Winterbottom, and based on Thomas Hardy's 1895 novel Jude the Obscure. The film follows the tragic life of Jude Fawley (Christopher Eccleston), who is a stone mason with aspirations of becoming a scholar. His dreams are constrained by societal and class restrictions of Victorian England. Kate Winslet co-stars as Sue Bridehead, Jude's intelligent and unconventional cousin, with whom he shares a deep connection. The narrative explores themes of love and the battle against societal norms, presenting a dramatic depiction of life during that period. The film received positive reviews, mostly for the performances of Christopher Eccleston and Kate Winslet.
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