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Release Date:
8 October 2010 (UK) See more »
A London publisher recounts a lunchtime reunion with a former lover, in poetic monologue. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order)

Alan Rickman ... He

Emma Thompson ... She
Andi Soric ... Waiter
Siubhan Harrison ... Waitress

Joseph Long ... Massimo

Georgina Sutcliffe ... Young She
Christopher Grimes ... Young He

Jamie Baughan ... Noisy Boy
Orlando Brooke ... Noisy Boy
David Hayler ... Noisy Boy

Simon Killick ... Noisy Boy
Oscar Ward ... Noisy Boy

James Richard Marshall ... Debauched Publishing Type
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Christian Wolf-La'Moy ... Advertising guy talking with Massimo (uncredited)

Directed by
Niall MacCormick 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Niall MacCormick  adapted for television by
Christopher Reid  written by

Produced by
Sarah Brown .... executive producer
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer: Masterpiece
Yvonne Isimeme Ibazebo .... line producer
Pier Wilkie .... producer
Greg Wise .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Jan Jonaeus (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Christopher Barwell  (as Chris Barwell)
Casting by
Julia Crampsie 
Production Design by
Simon Beresford 
Art Direction by
Andrew Rothschild 
Set Decoration by
Tina Jones 
Costume Design by
Claire Anderson 
Makeup Department
Agnes Legere .... hair trainee (as Agnes Hayward-Legere)
Agnes Legere .... makeup trainee (as Agnes Hayward-Legere)
Nicola Matthews .... hair stylist
Nicola Matthews .... makeup artist
Jan Sewell .... makeup designer
Production Management
Bobby Prince .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ben Harrison .... second assistant director
Kiaran Murray-Smith .... first assistant director
Ben Rogers .... third assistant director
Art Department
David Chisholm .... stand-by props
Jonathan Downing .... dressing props
Lizzie Kilham .... standby art director
Kieron Mcnamara .... stand-by props (as Kieron McNamara)
Olivia Portman .... petty cash buyer
Jo Sansom .... assistant art director (as Johanna Sansom)
Jennifer Scheer .... assistant art director
Becki Woodhams .... art department assistant
Sound Department
Cristina Aragon .... dialogue editor
Simon Farmer .... sound recordist
Eilam Hoffman .... additional sound effects
Gareth Rhys Jones .... foley artist (as Gareth Jones)
Serkan Koseoglu .... foley recordist (as Serkan Koseogly)
Andrea Kurpjel .... sound facility manager
Srdjan Kurpjel .... sound re-recording mixer
Shaun Mills .... sound maintenance
Milos Stojanovic .... foley editor
Danton Tanimura .... sound effects editor
Sacha Walker .... sound designer
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Allen .... gaffer
Tony Allen .... genny operator
Alex Bender .... camera trainee
Nick Briggs .... still photographer
Mike Farr .... electrician
Ben Fordesman .... best boy
Chris Georgas .... best boy: additional shooting crew
Allan Hughes .... grip
David Mills .... camera trainee
Kim Seber .... focus puller
Darren Vincent .... clapper loader
Casting Department
Rachelle Warren .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Louise Cassettari .... costume assistant
Faith Thomas .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Adam Eddy .... on-line editor
Danielle Palmer .... assistant editor
Rob Pizzey .... colorist
Chris Teeder .... colorist: dailies
Music Department
Srdjan Kurpjel .... composer: theme music
Transportation Department
James Cotton .... unit driver
Ian Yea .... facilities driver
Other crew
Brashna Agha .... floor runner
Ruth Atkinson .... script supervisor
Naomi Friend .... production assistant
Martin Goodman .... development consultant
Lisa Heathcote .... home economist
Joel Holmes .... location manager
Charlotte Inett .... publicist
Matthew Lawson .... assistant accountant
Tim Leith .... picture campaign manager
Natalie Maloy .... floor runner
Sophie O'Connor .... assistant home economist
Annie Pollard .... talent rights executive
Holly Pullinger .... production coordinator
Gordon Ronald .... production consultant
Peter Anderson Studio .... title designer
David Thomas .... logic operator
Denis Wray .... production accountant

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50 min
Aspect Ratio:
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
The saddest words, it might have been, 1 April 2013
Author: infodaddy from Pineville NC

He came close to his fantasy, a renewal. But shortly let his mind take him down a trail of various sorts of negativity. He was on that line a bit, a line where he could have been witty and upbeat and challenging, a line he crossed into torpor and, well, annoyance, and more.

Or perhaps He knew something the other reviewers here (and they are a very solid group of reviewers) did not know: That She too wanted a renewal. Though her words bely that possibility, well into the film, she touches his hand in a way that is personal and perhaps a bit erotic. Perhaps in her wonderful life with a successful author and two nondescript kids, she would like to recoup her past with He.

Perhaps He knew this, and sabotaged it. If so, Why?

The subject that screenwriters love to chat about, subtext, comes up. I thought the Mamet fiasco, PHIL SPECTOR, had the characters all delivering subtext as dialogue. Thus there was no mystery. Here, however, the subtext was given us in his unspoken words, his thoughts, as voice-over dialogue in his own head. Perambulating in his skull. It worked.

For Rickman, I find this his second most compelling work, the first being CLOSET LAND (which I saw on a Saturday night in a popular movie theater, but only me in the room for that film). Both works exploit his rich voice.

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