North and South (2004)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Period Film, Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 233 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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A privileged middle-class girl raised in rural southern England gets a rude awakening to the world when a family move forces her to contend with the unseemly inhabitants of a northern mill town in director Brian Percival's adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's timeless love story. Margaret Hale (Daniela Denby-Ashe) is the daughter of a middle-class parson and a girl accustomed to decidedly refined company. When her family is uprooted and forced to move to the northern mill town of Milton, the prim and proper country girl is notably contemptuous of her new working class neighbors - and especially of charismatic mill owner John Thornton (Richard Armitage.

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class-consciousness, mill-owner, daughter, class [social], fish-out-of-water