Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)

A film by Thomas Vinterberg

Cast: Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen

It is from the Thomas Hardy Novel Far from the Madding Crowd. And yes it is a remake from 1967 of the same title, and no I didn’t see that version, so we are going to go with the 2015 version which is fantastic film by Thomas Vinterberg and yes the british knows how to do a film like that one very well I might have.

Miss Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan) is the center of attention of three men. One who owns a sheep farm Mr. Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts). William Boldwood (Michael Sheen) , a prosperous and mature bachelor. And a sergeant Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge) who is reckless as hell and live it up as much as he can. It starts when Gabriel meets Bathsheba by accident so the next time they see each other he proposes to her in marriage. She refusing and points out I am not going to be a man’s property. soon after Her uncle dies and she inherits his farm but earlier Gabriel has she sheen accident which causes him to lose the farm, here goes the reversal of fortune. Later Gabriel works for Bathsheba at her farm and takes care of her seeing her being wowed by two men.

Carey Mulligan embodies very well her character whois an independent woman in a man’s world back then who does not want to get married well she is stubborn at times. Her performance is outstanding as well as the other actor especially Tom Sturridge who plays the sergeant. He played it straight forward with a fluidity that hits  you in the face and you beginning to want to punch him in the face, that’s what I call a believable performance. Take a good look at the cinematography it is breath-taking, look at the beauty of the country side as well as the scene in the forest with Troy is out of this world. It is a classic story genuine well crafted.

Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)

Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)


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