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The Girl (1996)
In mid-19th century Northumberland, Hannah Boyle is left with the family of Matthew Thornton, the man her dying mother claims fathered her. Ill-treated by Thornton's bitter and vindictive wife Anne, who views Hannah only as evidence of her husband's infidelity, she is married off to the village butcher, whose waspish mother torments her further. But through her patience, intelligence and strength, she wins her freedom and the man she loves.
Year: 1996
Country: uk
Directed by : David Wheatley
Written by : Gordon Hann
Cast: Siobhan Flynn, Jonathan Cake, Mark Benton, Susan Jameson, Jill Baker
Literary source: Catherine Cookson "The Girl"