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Cinema

Quiet yet beautiful – and there’s plenty of sex: Lady Chatterley’s Lover reviewed

3 December 2022

9:00 AM

3 December 2022

9:00 AM

Lady Chatterley’s Lover

15, Selected Cinemas, and available on Netflix

If you’re of my generation, I expect your first encounter with D.H Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover was the (well-thumbed) book passed around school and then maybe Ken Russell’s full-frontal, hut-shaking, 1993 television adaptation starring Joely Richardson and Sean Bean at his most Sean Bean. (‘I wan’ yer, m’lady.’) But this Netflix version doesn’t play it as high-toned smut or as a pop-culture joke.

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