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The French Lieutenant's Woman

Golden Globes Awards - Best Actress : Meryl Streep

The French Lieutenant's Woman

USA 1981 120'

Director: Karel Reisz
Script: Harold Pinter
Text: John Fowles
Camera: Freddie Francis
Editing: John Bloom
Music: Carl Davis
Production: Leon Clore
With: Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, David Warner

A film is being made of a story, set in 19th century England, about Charles, a biologist who's engaged to be married, but who falls in love with outcast Sarah, whose melancholy makes her leave him after a short, but passionate affair. Anna and Mike, who play the characters of Sarah and Charles, go, during the shooting of the film, through a relationship that runs parallel to that of their characters.