- 1 hr 54 min
The Governess is a movie about the life of a young Jewish Italian woman named Rosina da Silva. Rosina's father is murdered, so she decides to reinvent her life by changing her name to Mary Blackchurch. She does this to escape a marriage to a much older man that her family had arranged for her. Changing her name gets her a job as governess to the Cavendish family. Once she begins her new job as governess, she finds herself having problems with the Cavendish children, but she eventually wins them over. Because of her love of photography, and of Charles Cavendish, she takes a picture of him while he is asleep naked, after they had just made love. She shows the picture to Charles, he is mortified at what shes done and doesn't want to see her again. Upon leaving the Cavendish manner, she presents Mrs.Cavendish with the picture of her naked husband.