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Kinski’s breakthrough performance was in the title role of Roman Polanski’s beautifully shot, emotionally wrenching adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles. The novel concerns a young farmer’s daughter, possibly descended from a wealthy family, who finds herself trapped, publicly compromised, and finally destroyed by the lusts and social ambitions of the two men in her life. However, Kinski refuses to make Tess into a passive victim; in her and Polanski’s hands, the character takes on a forceful, smoldering presence and, ultimately, a tragic breadth of spirit.