-Movie is a period drama set in England (I think) the movies was probably made in the 90/s or 2000’s
-Movie is based on a woman who works in a household where she isn’t treated well (woman wears dark long dresses).
-The money she makes supports her family who also do not treat her well, I remember a scene where she visits her parents who are poor and her dad treats her poorly and tells her off. I remember she had siblings in the house and I believe they felt sorry for the way she was being treated.
-This lady then meets a man who I believe is a drifter and not well liked. They fall in love and I believe they have a child together (not sure about this part). I remember the man falling ill and the woman is distressed as she doesn’t.t know how to help him. I believe there is a storm outside and she braves the storm in search of help.
That is all I remember of this movie, iv/e searched everywhere for the title and I can’t seem to find it.
I think this is the 1997 film “Swept from the Sea”, adapted from the Joseph Conrad short story, “Amy Foster”.
An immigrant ship on the way to the United States sinks off the coast of Cornwall, and a Ukrainian man is the sole survivor. He speaks no English, and initially people think he is mentally unsound. They don’t immediately connect the appearance of the stranger with the recent shipwreck.
The first person to treat the stranger with kindness is a pretty servant girl, and he immediately falls in love with her. She too is treated as daft by the community, although she is actually quite intelligent. Her parents treat her horribly and she resents them for it. Her mother and father had to marry because she was conceived out of wedlock, and her father holds a particular secret resentment against her. It is eventually revealed that the girl’s true biological father was actually a wealthy landowner who knocked up one of his servants and then cast her out.
A local doctor befriends the Ukrainian when he discovers that the man is not an idiot but is actually an excellent chess player. The doctor teaches the young man to speak English. He dotes on the young man and he becomes very jealous of the young woman when the two outcasts fall in love and marry.
A wealthy woman (Kathy Bates) gives the couple an old cottage by the sea. They have a child, and live there happily for time, though in near isolation from the community. The man is not well, however. He becomes sicker and sicker. On a dark stormy night, the girl runs out into the wild storm to beg the doctor to help her dying husband. But the bitter doctor refuses to come, and the movie ends tragically.