A Hallmark Hall of Fame production of Thomas Hardy's classic novel, handsomely staged and faithfully adapted, THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE concerns the tragic fate of a woman whose dreams outreach her destiny.
Eustacia Vye (Catherine Zeta Jones) lives with her grandfather in rustic Egdon Heath. She dreams of escaping the desolate moor and the townspeople who spurn her. Her dalliance with the roguish Damon Wildeve (Clive Owen) leads to scandal when Wildeve leaves his intended bride Thomasin (Claire
Skinner) at the altar. Wildeve wants to run off with Eustacia, but returning native Clym Yeobright (Ray Stevenson) captures her fancy. Clym has been living in Paris and wo...