In the Victorian period, a rural clergyman tells John Durbeyfield, a simple farmer, that he is descended from the illustrious d'Urberville family -- now extinct. Or maybe not. Durbeyfield sends his daughter Tess to check on a family named d'Uberville living in a manor house less than a day's carriage ride away. Alec d'Urberville is delighted to meet his beautiful "cousin" and seduces her with strawberries and roses. Actually, Alec has gotten his illustrious name and coat of arms by purchasing them. Tess also takes up the game of illusion when she finds, loses and finds again her true love Angel Claire.
Tony Church....Parson Tringham
Nastassja Kinski....Tess (as Nastassia Kinski)
Brigid Erin Bates....Girl in meadow
Jeanne Biras....Girl in meadow
Peter Firth....Angel Clare
John Bett....Felix Clare
Tom Chadbon....Cuthbert Clare
Rosemary Martin....Mrs. Durbeyfield
Leigh Lawson....Alec d'Urberville
Lesley Dunlop....Girl in henhouse
Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database.