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Jude is a 1996 English film, based on the novel Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy, about of a stonemason pursuing the cousin he loves even though both are married.

Directed by Michael Winterbottom. Screenplay written by Hossein Amini; Based on the novel Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy.
His world could never change... Until she became his world. Taglines

Sue Bridehead[edit]

  • Haven't we been punished enough?
  • Please don't call me a clever girl, Mr Phillotson, there are too many of us these days.
  • [Sue has just spurned Jude again] Promise me you'll never stop trying.
  • It's right that I suffer.
  • They locked me up for being out with you, so I jumped out of the window, climbed over a fence, crossed the deepest river in England and here I am!
  • You're still Joseph, the dreamer of dreams. And the tragic Don Quixote. Sometimes you are a St. Stephen, who sees Heaven open up, even as they're stoning him.

Jude Fawley[edit]

  • [last lines] We are man and wife, if ever were two people on this earth.


Sue Bridehead: Why are you looking at me like that?
Jude Fawley: Does it scare you?
Sue Bridehead: No. I am not afraid of any man.
Jude Fawley: Why?
Sue Bridehead: Because no man would touch a woman unless she gives him a reason to. A touch or a look that say come on. If you never look, they'll never come. You are the timid sex.

Sue Bridehead: I would have liked to have talked with her before she died.
Jude Fawley: She would have enjoyed that.
Sue Bridehead: What did she say?
Jude Fawley: She said we both make bad husbands and wives.

Sue Bridehead: Do I irritate you?
Jude Fawley: No.
Sue Bridehead: Even though I'm always trying to prove how cleverer than you I am.
Jude Fawley: You are!
Sue Bridehead: Don't say that!
Jude Fawley: Why not?
Sue Bridehead: Because it's not the sort of thing you should admit to!
Jude Fawley: Even if it's true?


  • His world could never change... Until she became his world.
  • A time without pity. A society without mercy. A love without equal.
  • It is a difficult question to answer... Whether to follow your dreams... Or to let life lead you where it will.
  • It is a difficult question for any man to answer... Whether to follow his dreams no matter what... Or to give in slowly and let life lead you where it will.

Major cast[edit]

Actor Role
Christopher Eccleston Jude Fawley
Kate Winslet Sue Bridehead
Liam Cunningham Phillotson
Rachel Griffiths Arabella
June Whitfield Aunt Druscilla

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