The Governess


Release Date: July 31, 1998
Running Time: 114 mins.
MPAA Rating: R
Box Office: $4,011,983.00
Genre: Drama, Period, Romance


The Da Silvas are a contented and affectionate family, secure in the vibrant warmth of the Sephardic Jewish community in London of the early 1840's. The family's eldest daughter, Rosina, is a spirited young woman who secretly dreams of going on the stage. Headstrong and charming, she is the delight of her father. But when Rosina's father is murdered, the shocked family is plunged into debt. Rejecting the confines of an arranged marriage, Rosina resolves instead to support her family herself and make her way in the world outside.


Minnie Driver

Tom Wilkinson

Harriet Walter

Jonathan Rhys Meyers

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