A Tale Of Two Cities DVD


Based on Charles Dickens' epic novel, this critically acclaimed film version stars Dirk Bogarde and Dorothy Tutin in the unforgettable tale of the French Revolution.

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11 June 2007
Carlton Visual Entertainment Ltd 
112 minutes 
Black & White, PAL, Special Edition 
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Based on Charles Dickens’ epic novel, this critically acclaimed film version was adapted for the screen by T.E.B. Clarke. A tale of great sacrifices being made for the sake of principle, Dickens’ original novel is notable for its vivid representation of France during the French Revolution. Sidney Carton (Bogarde) a disillusioned, heavy drinking London lawyer defends a young French aristocrat Charles Darnay (Paul Guer) when the informant Barsad (Donald Pleasence) accuses him of spying. Carton finds himself falling in love with Darnay fiancee Lucie Manette (Tutin) and, although he confesses his love to her, they agree to keep it secret. When Darnay returns to France, in the grip of revolutionary terror, he is imprisoned by a mob led by Madame Defarge (Rosalie Crutchley) on the orders of his corrupt uncle (Christopher Lee). Hearing Lucie pleas for help, Carton seizes the opportunity for action and, ultimately, redemption.

Sydney Carton is a frivolous London barrister, hopelessly in love with Lucie, even after she marries Charles Darnay, who is descended from an unpleasant French aristocrat. Darnay is lured back to France as the Revolution gets into swing where he is arrested and awaits execution. Sydney, seeing Lucie's despair, goes to France, frees Charles and takes his place in the queue for the guillotine. Also included is the documentary 'A Profile of A Tale of Two Cities'.

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