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Wide Sargasso Sea (1993 film)

Wide Sargasso Sea
Theatrical release poster
Directed by John Duigan
Produced by Jan Sharp
Written by John Duigan
Carole Angier
Jan Sharp
(based on the novel by Jean Rhys)
Starring Karina Lombard
Nathaniel Parker
Rachel Ward
Michael York
Music by Stewart Copeland
Cinematography Geoff Burton
Edited by Anne Goursaud
Jimmy Sandoval
Distributed by New Line Cinema
Release dates
16 April 1993 (1993-04-16) (US)
Running time
98 minutes
Country Australia
Language English
Box office $1,614,784[1]

Wide Sargasso Sea is a 1993 film adaption of Jean Rhys's 1966 novel of the same name, directed by John Duigan.


  • Plot summary 1
  • Release 2
  • Cast and roles 3
  • Production 4
  • Box office 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Plot summary

For a full-length summary see: plot summary of Wide Sargasso Sea.


Fine Line Features released the film for the United States market. The film was given a restrictive NC-17 rating due to its sexual content. Fine Line opted not to pursue a less restrictive, more marketable R rating.[2]

Cast and roles


John Duigan did not enjoy the experience of making the film:

It was probably the only really unsatisfying interaction that I've had with a production company and I found that I had major disagreements with them and with the producers. It was unfortunate. Jan Sharp, the producer of the film, had the tenacity to get the film made, but she and I had differences of opinion. She was very well informed on the book, and I'm sure her opinions were arguable, as I like to think mine were, but when you have a situation like that, I think the overall project can suffer. I think the film did suffer from that division.[3]

Box office

Wide Sargasso Sea grossed $45,806 at the box office in Australia.[4]

See also


  1. ^
  2. ^ Grimes, William (30 November 1992). "Reviewing the NC-17 Film Rating: Clear Guide or an X by a New Name?".  
  3. ^ , 28 April 1994 and 17 May 1997Signet"Interview with John Duigan", accessed 18 November 2012
  4. ^ Film Victoria - Australian Films at the Australian Box Office

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