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An extraordinary event brought them together. A deadly obsession will tear them apart. See more »
Two strangers become dangerously close after witnessing a deadly accident. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Daniel Craig ... Joe

Samantha Morton ... Claire
Bill Weston ... Grandfather
Jeremy McCurdie ... Boy in Balloon (as Jeremy Mccurdie)

Lee Sheward ... John Logan
Nick Wilkinson ... Farmer

Rhys Ifans ... Jed

Bill Nighy ... Robin

Susan Lynch ... Rachel

Ben Whishaw ... Spud
Justin Salinger ... Frank

Andrew Lincoln ... TV Producer

Helen McCrory ... Mrs. Logan
Rosie Michell ... Katie Logan (as Rosanna Michell)
Ella Doyle ... Katie Logan's Friend
Félicité Du Jeu ... Girl in Logan's Car

Alexandra Aitken ... Natasha
Aoife Carroll ... Robin & Rachel's Child (as Aoife)
Rory Carroll ... Robin & Rachel's Child
Sophie Duncan ... Robin & Rachel's Child (as Sophie)
Susan Duncan ... Robin & Rachel's Child

Anna Maxwell Martin ... Penny

Corin Redgrave ... Professor
Algy ... Logan's Dog
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mandy Lee Berger ... Student (uncredited)
Anthony James Berowne ... Art critic (uncredited)
Alex Edwards ... Student (uncredited)
Talisa Garcia ... (uncredited)
Alana O'Neill ... Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Roger Michell 
Writing credits
Ian McEwan (novel)

Joe Penhall (screenplay)

Produced by
Katie Bullock-Webster .... assistant producer
François Ivernel .... executive producer
Kevin Loader .... producer
Cameron McCracken .... executive producer
Ian McEwan .... associate producer
Duncan Reid .... executive producer
Rosa Romero .... line producer
Tessa Ross .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jeremy Sams 
Cinematography by
Haris Zambarloukos (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Nicolas Gaster 
Casting by
Mary Selway 
Fiona Weir 
Production Design by
John Paul Kelly  (as John-Paul Kelly)
Art Direction by
Emma MacDevitt (supervising art director) (as Emma Macdevitt)
Set Decoration by
Sara Wan 
Costume Design by
Natalie Ward 
Makeup Department
Konnie Daniel .... hair designer
Konnie Daniel .... makeup designer
Neill Gorton .... special effects prosthetics: Millennium FX Ltd. (as Neil Gorton)
Tinks Reding .... makeup assistant
Stuart Conran .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Neil Morrill .... key prosthetic makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Louise Seymour .... post-production supervisor
Josh Yudkin .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Amy Coop .... third assistant director (as Adam Coop)
Jim Dowdall .... second unit director
Matthew Hanson .... third assistant director: second unit
Paul Mason .... third assistant director (as Paul 'Mace' Mason)
Barrie McCulloch .... first assistant director (as Barrie Mcculloch)
Olivia Peniston-Bird .... second assistant director
Kieron Phipps .... first assistant director: second unit
Art Department
Rob Anderson .... construction manager
Glenys Barton .... sculptures: Flowers East, London
Ray Bell-Chambers .... carpenter (as Ray Bell Chambers)
Kevin Biggs .... painter
Gary Bird .... carpenter
David Calitz .... carpenter
Justin Chappell .... carpenter
Jamie Davies-Evans .... painter (as Jamie Davis Evans)
John Daynes .... painter
Jonnie Elf .... art department runner
Segan Friend .... stand-by props
John Greaves .... storyboard artist
Katy Harvey .... stand-by art director (as Katy Pain)
Jonnie Hext .... painter
David Horrill .... prop master (as David 'Springer' Horrill)
Steve Hunter .... painter
Simon Hutchings .... painter (as Simon Hutchins)
Roger Kiff .... carpenter
Ben Lobb .... painter
Ray McNeill .... dressing props (as Ray Mcneill)
Steve Parnell .... dressing props
Mike Pearce .... carpenter
Gert Rademeyer .... carpenter
Sui Rajakaruna .... assistant art director
Giles Rowntree .... carpenter
Stuart Rushbrook .... carpenter
Lance Smith .... painter
Judith Stanley-Smith .... painter (as Judith Stanley Smith)
Peter Taylor .... carpenter (as Pete Taylor)
Peter Wood .... dressing props
Jackie Yau .... assistant prop buyer
Sound Department
Tim Alban .... dubbing mixer
Tim Alban .... foley recordist
Richard Davey .... assistant dubbing mixer
Peter Gleaves .... adr recordist
Danny Hambrook .... sound recordist
Danny Hambrook .... supervising sound editor
Steve Haynes .... adr recordist
Adam Laschinger .... assistant sound editor
Adam Laschinger .... boom operator
Darko Mocilnikar .... sound assistant
Haresh Patel .... foley editor
Ryan Searle .... assistant dubbing mixer
Ryan Searle .... foley artist
Jack Stew .... foley artist
Joakim Sundström .... dialogue editor
Ted Swanscott .... adr recordist
Jessie Taylor .... foley artist
Nick Foley .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Nick Foley .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Danny Hambrook .... production sound mixer (uncredited)
Haresh Patel .... assistant dubbing mixer (uncredited)
James Seddon .... dolby consultant (uncredited)
Joakim Sundström .... adr editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
John Fell .... wire crew
William Poynter .... wire crew
Robert Schofield .... wire specialist (as Bob Schofield)
Roy Weatherly .... wire crew
Jonathan Bullock .... special effects technician (uncredited)
James Davis III .... special effects senior technician (uncredited)
Mark Holt .... special effects (uncredited)
Garth Inns .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Michelle Camp .... visual effects editorial: Framestore CFC
Paul Doogan .... scanning and recording & digital cleanup: Framestore CFC
Jonathan Dredge .... scanning and recording & digital cleanup: Framestore CFC
Joe Godfrey .... scanning and recording & digital cleanup: Framestore CFC
Dianne Gordon .... data operator: Framestore CFC
Tim Keene .... visual effects producer: Framestore CFC
Kevin Lowery .... scanning and recording & digital cleanup: Framestore CFC
Roz Lowrie .... visual effects editorial: Framestore CFC
Dan McRae .... scanning and recording & digital cleanup: Framestore CFC (as Dan Mcrae)
Mike Morrison .... data operator: Framestore CFC
Bruce Nelson .... digital paint artist: Framestore CFC
Sirio Quintavalle .... visual effects compositor: Framestore CFC
Matina Skouteri .... scanning and recording & digital cleanup: Framestore CFC
Paola Varvaro .... scanning and recording & digital cleanup: Framestore CFC
Timothy Webber .... visual effects supervisor: Framestore CFC (as Tim Webber)
Aubrey Woodiwiss .... scanning and recording & digital cleanup: Framestore CFC
Annabel Wright .... scanning and recording & digital cleanup: Framestore CFC
Doron Zar .... digital grading assistant: Framestore CFC
Andy Burrow .... scanning manager (uncredited)
James Clarke .... visual effects (uncredited)
Jerome Dewhurst .... di engineer (uncredited)
Alistair Hamer .... film mastering engineer (uncredited)
Jan Hogevold .... production executive: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
Jason Horley .... digital matte painter: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
Patricia Llaguno .... digital paint artist (uncredited)
Claire McGrane .... digital lab producer (uncredited)
Stephanie Mills .... compositor (uncredited)
Christopher Page .... digital cleanup artist (uncredited)
Anthony Peck .... digital paint & roto artist: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
Dave Robinson .... systems engineer (uncredited)
Aatesh Shah .... systems engineer: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
Stephen Willey .... systems engineer (uncredited)
Jim Dowdall .... stunt coordinator: second unit
Adam Eastall .... stunt engineer
Andy Godbold .... stunt double: Joe
Tim Halloran .... stunt double: Jed
Paul Lowe .... stunt double: Boy in Balloon
Simon Lynn-Jones .... assistant stunt coordinator (as Simon Lyn-Jones)
Richard Todd .... stunt engineer
Lee Sheward .... high fall stunt (uncredited)
Bill Weston .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Babalola .... camera trainee
Simon Baker .... camera operator
Jacob Barrie .... camera trainee: Wescam, helicoptor unit
Jeremy Braben .... camera operator: helicopter unit
Tristam Cones .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Nicola Dove .... still photographer
Hamish Doyne-Ditmas .... first assistant camera
Fred Harris .... camera crane operator
Llewellyn Harrison .... grip (as Llewelyn Harrison)
Rupert Hornstein .... assistant camera: second unit
Sally Low .... second assistant camera
Dan Lowe .... best boy (as Dan 'Baby Face' Lowe)
Martin McCullogh .... grip: second unit (as Martin Mccullogh)
Polly Morgan .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Matthew Nobbs .... camera crane operator
Jake Polonsky .... director of photography: second unit
Andy Purdy .... electrician
Luke Redgrave .... camera operator: "b" camera
Alan Smith .... camera crane operator
Ricky Stelling .... rigger
Clive Tocher .... camera crane operator
Oliver Ward .... assistant camera: Wescam, helicopter unit
Julian White .... gaffer
Lee Whitmore .... crane operator: Balloon unit
Dave Wilmot .... camera crane operator
Matt Wilson .... electrician
Steve Yates .... crane operator: Balloon unit
Lucho Zuidema .... grip
Michael Babalola .... video assistant (uncredited)
Robbie Hoque .... camera trainee: Stokenchurch (uncredited)
Jake Polonsky .... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Casting Department
Vanessa Baker .... voice casting
Heidi Bishop .... extras casting: Q Casting
Brendan Donnison .... voice casting
Steve Daly .... additional casting (uncredited)
Julie Dunne .... additional casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dan Summerville .... costume assistant
Kate Towns .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Kim Gaster .... associate editor
Adam Glasman .... colorist: Framestore CFC
Clive Noakes .... laboratory contact: DeLuxe Laboratories Ltd.
Lisa Williams .... post-production assistant
Doron Zar .... assistant digital colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
Christopher Austin .... conductor
Christopher Austin .... orchestrator
Luke Bedford .... music copyist
Bob Broadley .... music copyist
Yann McCullough .... assistant music engineer (as Yann Mccullough)
Emily Rogers Swanson .... music editor (as Emily Rogers)
Tim Sutton .... assistant to composer
Gary Thomas .... music engineer
Transportation Department
Yasu Asami .... driver
Mark Crowley .... unit driver
Stephen Duffy .... driver
Terrence Farrell .... driver: camera truck
Robbie Hoque .... driver: camera truck
Stephen Kelly .... driver
Casey Levie .... driver
Steve Mitchard .... driver: Daniel Craig (as Steve Michard)
Jim Moran .... driver: camera truck (as Jim 'The Fish' Moran)
Paul Rhodes .... driver
Brian Tame .... driver: props (as Brian Thame)
Other crew
Yasu Asami .... runner
Ben Atkinson .... balloon ground rigger
Martyn Ball .... location security (as Martin Ball)
Guy Barker .... production accountant
Robin Batchelor .... balloon pilot
Liam Beatty .... production assistant
Tony Bianchi .... aerial coordinator: Balloon unit
Hannah Bicat .... catering assistant
Alison Brister .... legal: Ingenious Film and Television
Anne Carey .... chaperone
Orlagh Collins .... physical production: Pathé Pictures
Jonah Coombes .... location manager
Stacy Crago .... floor runner
Chris Cullum .... health and safety consultant
Sara Curran .... production legal services
Gilbert Davies .... aerial coordinator: helicopter unit
David Dinerstein .... liaison: Paramount Classics
Harry Dixon .... liaison: FilmFour
Pierre Du Plessis .... business affairs: Pathé Pictures
Stephen Duffy .... runner
Jon Duncan .... production accountant
Michelle Duncan .... chaperone
Caitlin Elster .... catering assistant
Barbara Everall .... dog handler
Simon Fawcett .... finance director: Pathé Pictures
Kevin Francis-Grey .... chef (as Kevin Francis Grey)
Nicolas Gaster .... titles
Anne Marie Gormley .... assistant production accountant
Paul Grindey .... liaison: FilmFour
Ruth Halliday .... negative checks and script clearances: The Clearing House
Frank Hannon .... chef
James Haywood .... home economist
Sue Hills .... script supervisor
Juliette Howell .... liaison: FilmFour
Josh Hyams .... assistant production coordinator (as Joshua Hyams)
John Jaggon .... accounting: Ingenious Film and Television
Paula Jalfon .... physical production: Ingenious Film and Television
Sylvan Janois .... chef (as Sylvian Jamois)
Tracey Josephs .... liaison: FilmFour
Stephen Kelly .... runner
Philippa Langdale .... dog handler
Sam Latter .... assistant location manager
Casey Levie .... runner
Ken Lowry .... balloon ground rigger
Michael Malric-Smith .... helicopter pilot (as Michael Malrick-Smith)
Steffy Marrion .... production coordinator
Leila McAlister .... caterer (as Leila Mcalister)
Gregg Miller .... balloon ground rigger
Stephen Mills .... caterer
Afia Nkrumah .... floor runner
Gerardine O'Flynn .... liaison: FilmFour
Kevin O'Shea .... insurance: AON/Albert G. Ruben
Laura Pantaleoni .... catering assistant
Shreepali Patel .... WFTV/UIP directing change placement
Jason Pierce .... helicopter engineer
Rose Pomeroy .... catering assistant
Lesley Prosser .... chaperone
Paul Rhodes .... runner
Matthew Sanders .... unit publicist: McDonald & Rutter
Rob Seager .... assistant production accountant
Shane Stanfield .... location security
Brian Stewart .... location security
Kenny Stewart .... location security
Darren Stock .... head of security
Alison Thompson .... international sales: Pathé Pictures
Keith Thompson .... helicopter pilot
Peter Touche .... sale and leaseback finance
Hazel Vaughan .... balloon ground rigger
Lenny Vaughan .... balloon ground rigger
Ruth Vitale .... liaison: Paramount Classics
Rick Williams .... balloon ground rigger
Lesley Wise .... sale and leaseback finance
Susanna Wyatt .... physical production: Pathé Pictures
Just Ardalan-Raikes .... stand-in: Rhys Ifans (uncredited)
Mary Selway .... dedicatee
Crew believed to be complete

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100 min
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51 out of 93 people found the following review useful.
Middle class people behaving unfeasibly, 27 April 2005
Author: sgreenan from United Kingdom

I am normally a fan of Ian McEwan's fiction, but have never got round to reading "Enduring Love", so came to this film with an open mind. It has its positive aspects: beautiful English countryside; quasi-Vaughan Williams soundtrack; some good cinematography, particularly in the excellent opening scene, which is by far the best part of the film. For the most part however it is a case of watching good actors wrestle with a dire script and an implausible plot. There are many weaknesses in the script, but the most obvious is its failure to give any of the characters any real sense of where they come from, what motivates them, and why they behave as they do. For example, Joe (the main character) is a university lecturer: I gather from what I've read about the film, that he is a science lecturer, but this is far from apparent from the short lecture sequences we see, in which he is seen talking about love, which he suggests is a matter of biology. He could be lecturing in English, sociology, psychology - there's no obvious scientific context to what he's saying. Although he was apparently about the propose to his partner, Clare, before the accident in the opening scene, there is some unspecified strain in their relationship which prevents her being at all supportive when his problems begin, but what this is remains completely obscure. There are numerous other glaring omissions of information. One of the most irritating things is the lack of any sense of timescale: it's not clear if the events take place over days, weeks or months.

Perhaps the plot worked better on the page. Joe witnesses a shocking balloon accident, following which he suffers nightmares and flashbacks, but neither he nor his partner nor his friends ever consider that he might be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and suggest counselling. They are all highly intelligent Guardian-reading types - surely one of them would have suggested he should get some help. He never sees Jed (the stalker) after the accident until Jed telephones him. But an unusual accident of this kind would undoubtedly be followed by an inquest at which evidence would be called: surely they would have met there? Joe becomes the victim of Jed's stalking, but never considers contacting the police, or seeing a solicitor. At one point, Jed is standing, late at night opposite Joe's house. He suggests that Clare look out of the window to see him: she just stays in bed. Even if she's is sceptical about Joe's tale of being stalked, surely she would have had a look?

Daniel Craig does his best with the part of Joe; Rhys Ifans is reasonably good as Jed (my experience (as a lawyer) of stalkers is that they not generally as obviously barmy as Jed, but that is the fault of the script, not the actor); there's a good performance in a minor role by Bill Nighy. Samantha Morton as Clare is quite shockingly poor: she delivers her lines in a stifled mutter and appears to have only two expressions - sullen and very sullen. Perhpas, with the lines she is given, you can hardly blame her.

Many years ago Ian McEwen wrote a play called "The Imitation Game" for the BBC. It was a subtle, thoughtful, sad and elegantly written piece about self-deceit and male attitudes to women. Twenty years later he is responsible (albeit with a co-author, the much praised playwright Joe Penhall) for this lazily-written film. In recent years he seems to have found a role as novelist to the middle classes - the message is: Look although we may appear to be comfortable and well-off, nasty things happen to us! People stalk us! We are menaced in the street by thugs (this is in his latest novel)! You shouldn't envy us - we really have a horrid time! Those of us who can remember his early novels and short stories (The Cement Garden, First Love, Last Rites) may feel that this is not progress.

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