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Writers (WGA):
Graham Greene (novel)
Neil Jordan (screenplay)
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Release Date:
10 December 1999 (Canada) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The end was just the beginning.
Plot:
On a rainy London night in 1946, novelist Maurice Bendrix has a chance meeting with Henry Miles, husband of his ex-mistress Sarah... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 23 nominations See more »
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beautiful romantic film See more (163 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Ralph Fiennes ... Maurice Bendrix

Stephen Rea ... Henry Miles

Julianne Moore ... Sarah Miles
Heather-Jay Jones ... Henry's Maid (as Heather Jay Jones)

James Bolam ... Mr. Savage

Ian Hart ... Mr. Parkis
Sam Bould ... Lance Parkis (as Samuel Bould)
Cyril Shaps ... Waiter
Penny Morrell ... Bendrix's Landlady
Simon Fisher-Turner ... Doctor Gilbert (as Dr. Simon Turner)

Jason Isaacs ... Father Richard Smythe

Deborah Findlay ... Miss Smythe
Nicholas Hewetson ... Chief Warden
Jack McKenzie ... Chief Engineer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nic Main ... Commanding officer (uncredited)

Directed by
Neil Jordan 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Graham Greene (novel)

Neil Jordan (screenplay)

Produced by
Neil Jordan .... producer
Kathy Sykes .... co-producer
Stephen Woolley .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Nyman 
 
Cinematography by
Roger Pratt 
 
Film Editing by
Tony Lawson 
 
Casting by
Susie Figgis 
 
Production Design by
Anthony Pratt 
 
Art Direction by
Jon Billington 
Chris Seagers (supervising art director)
Tony Woollard 
 
Set Decoration by
John Bush 
Joanne Woollard 
 
Costume Design by
Sandy Powell 
 
Makeup Department
Christine Beveridge .... hair designer
Christine Beveridge .... makeup designer
Sarah Trudi Herrmann .... trainee makeup artist
Paolo Mantini .... hair stylist
Elaine L. Offers .... makeup artist: Julianne Moore
Vivien Riley .... hair stylist
Vivien Riley .... key makeup artist
Demelza Rogers .... hair stylist
Demelza Rogers .... makeup artist
Jeremy Woodhead .... makeup artist: Ralph Fiennes
Felicity Wright .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Phil Hounam .... unit manager
Michael Saxton .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Patrick Clayton .... assistant director
Sean Clayton .... assistant director
Marios Hamboulides .... assistant director
Michael Stevenson .... assistant director
Ian Stone .... assistant director
Anthony Wilcox .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Nicola Barnes .... art department production assistant
John Bohan .... construction manager
Thomas Brown .... art department assistant
Colin Burgess .... dressing props
Derek Dackombe .... supervising carpenter
Carol Eastwood .... construction buyer
Michael Finlay .... painter
Heidi Gibb .... art department assistant
Alan Gilmore .... draughtsman
Matthew Gray .... draughtsman (as Matt Gray)
Jo Graysmark .... assistant art director
Alan Grenham .... stand-by painter
David Haberfield .... supervising painter
Robert Harper .... painter
Gary Hedges .... chargehand carpenter
Terry Heggarty .... painter
Margaret Horspool .... stand-by art director
Kevin Lloyd .... chargehand stagehand
David Lowery .... supervising carpenter
Thomas Martin .... head carpenter
Dave Midson .... props
Steve Mitchell .... scenic artist
Danny O'Regan Jr. .... stand-by carpenter
Daniel O'Regan .... supervising carpenter
John O'Shaughnessy .... production buyer
Keith Pitt .... dressing props
Danny Rogers .... graphic designer
Keith Stevenson .... set dresser
Emma Tauber .... art department production assistant
Bradley Torbett .... chargehand stand-by props
Jason Torbett .... stand-by props
Keith Vowles .... property master
Clive Ward .... head painter
John Whitby .... carpenter
Derek Whorlow .... supervising stagehand
Clive Wilson .... dressing props
Robert Wishart .... chargehand carpenter
Tony Marks .... carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John Lewis Aschenbrenner .... boom operator (as John Lewis)
Mark Auguste .... sound editor
Sam Auguste .... assistant sound editor
Tim Hands .... adr editor
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Daniel Laurie .... assistant dialogue editor
Dominic Lester .... sound re-recording mixer
Robin O'Donoghue .... sound re-recording mixer
James Seddon .... dolby consultant
David Stephenson .... production sound mixer
Richard Street .... sound re-recording mixer
Andy Thompson .... adr mixer
Derek Trigg .... foley editor
Colin Wood .... sound maintenance
 
Special Effects by
James Brady .... special effects technician
Dave Crownshaw .... snow effects supervisor
Yves De Bono .... special effects supervisor
Mark Griffin .... special effects buyer/tech
Ron Hone .... special effects technician (as Ronald Hone)
Trevor Neighbour .... special effects workshop supervisor
Terry Rigarlsford .... special effects technician
Andy Wilson .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Martin Body .... optical cameraman
Libby Hazell .... visual effects producer
Chris Monks .... CG artist
Mark Nelmes .... visual effects supervisor
Alex Payman .... compositing artist
Pat Wong .... digital compositor
Jan Hogevold .... digital scanning and recording: CFC (uncredited)
Oliver James .... research and development (uncredited)
David Smith .... optical cameraman: Peerless Camera (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Paul Jennings .... stunts
Greg Powell .... stunt coordinator
Lee Sheward .... stunts
Peter Pedrero .... utility stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Appleby .... still photographer
Danny Espey .... electrician
Warren Ewen .... electrician
Chuck Finch .... gaffer
Stephen Finch .... electrician
Guy Frost .... clapper loader
Amy Gilliam .... camera trainee
Martin Goddard .... stand-by rigger
Alan Grosch .... electrician
Edwin Hawkins .... rigger
Peter Hawkins .... rigger
Simon Lucas .... electrician
Clive Mackey .... focus puller
Colin Manning .... grip
Keith Manning .... grip
Graham Martyr .... focus puller
Billy Merrell .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Bill Merrell)
Andrew Nolan .... practical electrician
Tommy O'Sullivan .... electrician
Mike Roberts .... camera operator
Elliot Thomas .... electrician
Alf Tramontin .... Steadicam operator
Garie Wetherill .... video assist trainee
Berndt Wiese .... clapper loader
Gordon Segrove .... clapper loader (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Kate Bryden .... casting assistant
Brendan Donnison .... adr voice casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Toni Brennand .... wardrobe
John Cowell .... head costume painter
Charlotte Finlay .... costumer
Annie Hadley .... chief costume cutter
Joe Hobbs .... wardrobe
Sharon Long .... costume supervisor
Debbie Scott .... assistant costume designer
Sunita Singh .... wardrobe
Dominic Young .... costume maker
 
Editorial Department
Jens Baylis .... first assistant editor
Michael J. Gaffey .... post-production runner (as Mike Gaffey)
Valentina Giambanco .... second assistant editor
Matthew Tucker .... assistant editor
Natasha Wilkinson .... editor trainee
Philippa Wood .... post-production coordinator
Nuala Roche .... assistant conforming editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Cameron Allan .... music producer
Alexander Balanescu .... musician: solo violin
Michael Connell .... supervising music editor
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestral contractor
Austin Ince .... music engineer
Michael Nyman .... conductor
Jackie Shave .... orchestra leader
Bruce White .... viola
Rachel Allen .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Nick Barr .... musician: cello (uncredited)
Mark Berrow .... musician: viola (uncredited)
David Chatterton .... musician: trumpet and flugel horn (uncredited)
Dave Clarke .... music engineer (uncredited)
Nick Cooper .... musician: cello (uncredited)
Chris Cozens .... auricle control systems (uncredited)
Dermot Crehan .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Beverley Davison .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Manon Derome .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Karen Elliott .... music supervisor (uncredited)
Martin Elliott .... musician: soprano, alto and baritone saxophone (uncredited)
Jonathan Evans-Jones .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Christian Forshaw .... musician: English horn (uncredited)
Simon Haram .... musician: soprano, alto and baritone saxophone (uncredited)
John Harle .... musician: soprano and alto saxophone (uncredited)
Sophie Harris .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Tony Hinnigan .... musician: cello (uncredited)
Ian Humphries .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Philippa Ibbotson .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Austin Ince .... music mixer (uncredited)
Patrick Kiernan .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Boguslav Kostecki .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Chris Laurence .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Julian Leaper .... musician: violin (uncredited)
David Lee .... musician: bass trombone and tuba (uncredited)
Rita Manning .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Paul Martin .... musician: viola (uncredited)
Anne Morfee .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Kate Musker .... musician: viola (uncredited)
Everton Nelson .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Andrew Parker .... musician: viola (uncredited)
Helen Paterson .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Maciej Rakowski .... musician: violin (uncredited)
David Roah .... musician: soprano and alto saxophone (uncredited)
William Schofield .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Mary Scully .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Jackie Shave .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Katherine Shave .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Steve Sidwell .... musician: trumpet/flugelhorn (uncredited)
Sonia Slany .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Jonathan Snowden .... musician: flute, alto sax, piccolo and bassoon (uncredited)
Cathy Thompson .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Phil Todd .... musician: flute, alto sax and piccolo (uncredited)
Chris Tombling .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Bruce White .... musician: viola (uncredited)
Paul Willey .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Warren Zielinski .... musician: violin (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Beth Bellson .... stand-in: Julianne Moore
Alan Bennett .... production assistant
Aron Clayton .... production assistant
Susan d'Arcy .... unit publicist
Diana Dill .... script supervisor
John Eccleston .... post-production accountant
John Erraught .... development executive
Marios Hamboulides .... production assistant
Sarah Hamilton .... assistant production coordinator
Ben Harrison .... floor runner
Steve Hart .... first assistant location manager
Amanda Hawes .... location assistant
Sarah Hunt .... assistant production accountant
Sarah Jordan .... assistant: Neil Jordan
Allin Kempthorne .... typing double: Ralph Fiennes
Kimie Kimura-Heaney .... set production assistant
Damon Meredith .... assistant location manager
Kelly Messias .... assistant: Ralph Fiennes
Steve Morphew .... stand-in: Ralph Fiennes
Ali Moshref .... assistant production accountant
Anya Noakes .... publicist
Peter Ogunsalu .... assistant: Stephen Woolley
Maggie Phelan .... production accountant
Roger Phillips .... title designer
David Pinnington .... location manager
Brenda Rawn .... executive assistant: Neil Jordan
Christina Rice .... assistant: Julianne Moore
Frances Richardson .... assistant production accountant
Deryn Stafford .... production coordinator
Graham Stevens .... stand-in: Stephen Rea
Becky Symons .... production assistant (as Rebecca Symons)
David Theodore .... bassoon
Jason Wheeler .... production assistant
Lucy Williams .... location assistant
Julia Wilson Dickson .... dialogue coach (as Julia Wilson-Dickson)
Philippa Wood .... assistant: Stephen Woolley
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for scenes of strong sexuality
Runtime:
102 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Subject of David Sedaris' story (of the same name) in his 2004 book "Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim."See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Bendrix has just finished putting Sarahs stocking on and attaching the garter strap. In the next shot he puts her shoe on a foot clearly not wearing a stocking.See more »
Quotes:
Sarah:I had tempted fate, and fate had accepted.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
In the Blue of the EveningSee more »

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64 out of 70 people found the following review useful.
beautiful romantic film, 24 July 2000
Author: Roland E. Zwick (magneteach@aol.com) from United States

One of the great joys in movie watching lies in stumbling across films that, by their very nature, should be nothing more than clichéd, hackneyed versions of stories we have seen a thousand times before yet, somehow, through the insightfulness of their creators, manage to illuminate those tales in ways that are wholly new and unexpected. Such is the case with Neil Jordan's `The End of the Affair,' a film that in its bare boned outlining would promise to be nothing more than a conventional, three-handkerchief weepie centered around the hoary issue of romantic infidelity, but which emerges, instead, as a beautiful and moving meditation on the overwhelming force jealousy, love, commitment and passion can exert on our lives.

Ralph Fiennes stars as Maurice Bendrix, a British writer living in 1940's London, who has an affair with Sarah Miles (Julianne Moore), the wife of Maurice's friend, Henry (Stephen Rea). Based on a Graham Greene novel, the film achieves far greater intellectual and emotional depth than this skeletal outline would indicate. Part of the success rests in the fact that both the original author and the adapter, writer/director Neil Jordan, have devised a multi-level scenario that utilizes a number of narrative techniques as the means of revealing crucial information to the audience regarding both the plot and the characters. For instance, the film travels fluidly back and forth in time, spanning the decade of the 1940's, from the initial meeting between Bendrix and Sarah in 1939, through the horrendous bombings of London during World War II to the `present' time of the post-war British world. This allows the authors to reveal the details of the affair slowly, enhanced by the even more striking technique of having the events viewed from the entirely different viewpoints of the two main characters involved. `Rashomon' – like, we first see the affair through the prism of Bendrix's limited perspective, only to discover, after he has confiscated Sarah's diary, that he (and consequently we) have been utterly mistaken as to the personal attributes and moral quality of Sarah all along. Thus, as an added irony, Bendrix discovers that he has been obsessing over a woman he `loves' but, in reality, knows little about.

The authors also enhance the depth of the story through their examination of TWO men struggling with their overwhelming jealousy for the same woman and the complex inter-relationships that are set up as a result. In fact, the chief distinction of this film is the way it manages to lay bare the souls of all three of these fascinating characters, making them complex, enigmatic and three-dimensional human beings with which, in their universality, we can all identify. Bendrix struggles with his raging romantic passions, his obsessive jealousy for the woman he can't possess and his lack of belief in God, the last of which faces its ultimate challenge at the end. Sarah struggles with the lack of passion she finds in the man she has married but cannot love as more than a friend, juxtaposed to the intense love she feels for this man she knows she can never fully have. In addition, she finds herself strangely faithful, if not to the two men in her life, at least to two crucial commitments (one to her wedding vows and one to God) yet unable to fully understand why. Henry struggles with his inadequacies as a lover and the strange possessiveness that nevertheless holds sway over him. Even the minor characters are fascinating. Particularly intriguing is the private investigator who becomes strangely enmeshed in the entire business as both Bendrix and Henry set him out to record Sarah's activities and whereabouts, a man full of compassion for the people whom he is, by the nature of his profession, supposed to view from a position of coldhearted objectivity. (One plot flaw does, however, show up here: why would this man, whose job it is to spy on unsuspecting people for his clients, employ a boy to help him who sports a very distinctive birthmark on one side of his face?).

`The End of the Affair' would not be the noteworthy triumph it is without the stellar, subtly nuanced performances of its three main stars. In addition, as director, Jordan, especially in the second half, achieves a lyricism rare in modern filmmaking. Through a fluidly gliding camera and a mesmerizing musical score, Jordan lifts the film almost to the level of cinematic poetry as we sit transfixed by the emotional richness and romantic purity of the experience. `The End of the Affair' takes its place alongside `Brief Encounter' and `Two For the Road' as one of the very best studies of a romantic relationship ever put on film.

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