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Closing the Ring (2007)

A young man searches for the proper owner of a ring that belonged to a U.S. World War II bomber gunner who crashed in Belfast, Northern Ireland on June 1, 1944.

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In 1943, A dying gunner, who was in a crash involving a United States B-17, gives a ring to a local to return to his girlfriend in the USA. Fifty years later, a man finds the ring and tracks down the girlfriend and the history of this ring. Set in Belfast and Michigan. Written by Trent Johnson

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Discover the love of a lifetime

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Rated R for brief sexuality, nudity and violent images | See all certifications »

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28 December 2007 (UK)  »

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A szerelem gyűrűje  »

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$23,500,000 (estimated)
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This was Richard Attenborough's final film as a director before his death on August 24, 2014 at the age of 90. See more »

Goofs

The B-17 being shown off in Michigan in 1941 is actually a B-17G, the final model, which did not have its first flight 'til 1943. the "chin gun" is the give-away. See more »

Quotes

Young Ethel Ann: I will always love you Teddy. I'll be yours till the day I die, I swear.
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Connections

Featured in Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film (2014) See more »

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Smooth Talk
Composed by Ib Glindemann
Performed by The Carlin Sessions Band
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Older audiences will understand this film.
4 September 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The story of love lost to death during the second world war will never be tiresome for anyone whose family was touched by the war. The question is, can writers and actors still make the story real? For those of us in the audience tonight at The Screening Room in Kingston, watching Closing the Ring, the answer was a very satisfying 'yes'. Young actors were able to create the unselfconscious optimism and sense of honour of their 1940s counterparts heading off to war; the older cast members knew exactly how to portray the knowledge, understanding, and forgiveness that the present-day characters had learnt from their wartime experience, and kept in with such punishing self-control. If you don't like this film, I suspect you're under thirty. I'd suggest you prepare to discover its truth, and its very fine acting, in your later age. And be thankful if you're not on the verge of great loss in your youth. But then our soldiers are fighting and dying overseas as I write; perhaps young Ethel Anns and Teddys are making promises to each other at this very moment. In that case, open yourself to the possibility that this story might be about to unfold in your own life, even as you reject its apparent unreality.


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