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The Governess Details

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London TV commercials director Sandra Goldbacher made her feature directorial debut with this early Victorian England drama filmed on the Isle of Arran. In London, Rosina Da Silva (Minnie Driver) is shaken by the murder of her father, a wealthy Jewish merchant. To deal with family debts, Rosina places a classified ad in a local newspaper and gets a job as a nanny with a gentile family in Scotland. Adopting the name Mary Blackchurch and posing as a gentile, she joins the dysfunctional Cavendish family, caring for young Clementina (Florence Hoath) and fending off the advances of teen Henry (Jonathan Rhys Meyers). Head of the household is philologist and inventor Charles Cavendish (Tom Wilkinson), and when she gives Charles an assist on his photographic experiments, an affair develops. The music score features Eastern percussion backing singer Ofra Haza. Shown at the 1998 Seattle Film Festival. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

  • Release date:July 31, 1998

Crew

Sandra Goldbacher
Director
Sarah Curtis
Producer
Sandra Goldbacher
Screenwriter
Ashley Rowe
Cinematographer
Ed Shearmur
Composer (Music Score)
Isabelle Lorente
Editor
Sarah Greenwood
Production Designer
Sally Hibbin
Executive Producer
Katie Spencer
Set Designer
Caroline Harris
Costume Designer
Danny Hambrook
Sound/Sound Designer
Stephen Woolfenden
First Assistant Director
Michelle Guish
Casting
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