Alan Bates stars as the tormented Michael Henchard in this adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic novel 'The Mayor Of Casterbridge'. One day, in a destitute and drunken state, Henchard sells his wife and daughter to a sailor at a county fair. Haunted by the memory of this betrayal, the itinerant farmhand decides to change his ways and in the process becomes a respectable, prosperous man. Twenty years later, his wife and daughter reappear on his doorstep, offering Henchard the choice of redemption or a further descent into the web of deceit and betrayal.
Release Date: 26 September 2005
Certificate: U - Universal - Suitable for all
Running Time: 385 minutes
Main Language: English