18th May 2012
Kaya Scodelario, James Howson and Nichola Burley
British novelist Emily Bronte's classic romance is a tale of star-crossed lovers and forbidden love. This is an updated version of the story that has a racial element involved in the plot.
Yorkshire landowner Mr. Earnshaw (Paul Hilton) brings a West Indian boy (Solomon Glave) to earn his keep working on the family farm, naming him Heathcliff. While Heathcliff is regarded with deep suspicion by Earnshaw's son Hindley (Lee Shaw), he strikes up a friendship with Earnshaw's daughter Catherine (Shannon Beer) that grows stronger with time. After the death of Mr. Earnshaw, Hindley takes control of the farm, and Heathcliff is all but thrown out Hindley.
Years later, Catherine (Kaya Scodelario) has grown into a beautiful woman, and the wealthy Edgar Linton (James Northcote) has asked for her hand in marriage. Hindley approves of the match, but Catherine is torn when Heathcliff (James Howson) returns as a self-made man.
Hanway Films LTD.
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