What a good boy Roman was, showing us his talents. This is an
excellent film, despite the fact that some viewers may say they
find it too romantic. Perhaps they should take a look at their
Hardy, those who are able to read. Other attempts at Hardy's
work have, for some unfathomable reason, been less successful.
An unknown (at that time) Nastassia Kinski appears opposite a
sultry Leigh Lawson and an angelic Peter Firth. One may ask,
after performing in this extravaganza, what the future held in
store? Little did Mssrs. Lawson and Firth dream that they would
be reunited some years later in a (dare I say it?) lesser
offering about Tristan & Isolde titled Fire and Sword. Whoops!
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