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Drama, Mys­tery, Ro­mance

Based on Daphne Du Mau­rier’s clas­sic novel, My Cousin Rachel stars Rachel Weisz in the tit­u­lar role of the Vic­to­rian femme fa­tale. Or­phaned at a young age, Phillip Ash­ley (Sam Claflin) lives a com­fort­able life un­der the guardian­ship of his wealthy older cousin, Am­brose (Iain Glen), un­til he gets a let­ter from his cousin de­tail­ing his de­clin­ing health and ill treat­ment by his wife, Rachel. Am­brose asks Phillip to visit – and he ar­rives to find his cousin has died and Rachel has left. Be­liev­ing Rachel has poi­soned Am­brose for his money, Phillip soon finds him­self as con­fused by Rachel as his dead guardian.

This dark ro­mance was last adapted for the screen in 1952 and starred Olivia de Hav­il­land and Richard Burton.

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