The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)

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Uses technique of film within a film. Main story concerns a Victorian social outcast in Lyme Regis, Sarah Woodruff, and her relationship with Charles Smithson, an aristocratic young man, engaged to be married to a tradesman's daughter.

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