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The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.

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The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.

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Rated R for a scene of sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

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25 November 2011 (UK)  »

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$123,841 (USA) (23 March 2012)

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$1,124,786 (USA) (10 August 2012)
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Terence Davies wanted Rachel Weisz for the part of Hester Collyer after he noticed her and her "incredible talent" in Amy Foster (1997). He called his agent to meet Weisz, who he hadn't heard of before seeing her in that film, saying "Have you ever heard of this girl Rachel Weisz?". His agent joked him by answering "She's an Oscar winner!". Weisz laughs at this by saying "I don't think Terence (Davies) knows very well anyone who's not in a black and white film". See more »

Quotes

Collyer's Mother: Beware of passion, Hester. It always leads to something ugly.
Hester Collyer: What would you replace it with?
Collyer's Mother: A guarded enthusiasm. It's safer.
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Version of El mar profundo y azul (1956) See more »

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Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 14
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Performed by Hilary Hahn & the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra conducted by Hugh Wolff
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Terence Rattigan's Time Has Come
23 March 2012 | by (Long Island, USA) – See all my reviews

Brilliant, is what I say. Terence Rattigan's 1950 play was filmed once before (and while I have not seen it, I can't think it would be more effective than the new version) but the current film puts the lie to our weird nostalgia for the "Keep Calm and Carry On" era. This movie is cool, efficient and heartbreaking. And it is directed with an eye on Rattigan's increasing stature. When one character goes on a John Osbourne style rant, we are not meant to fall for this particular Angry Young Man. Of course, Rattigan wrote it just before the Angry Young Man began storming the British stage. It shows he was gearing up for the onslaught. Rattigan is often mistaken for a conventional dramatist, but his explosions are deeper than Osbourne's, perhaps because he himself (Rattigan) doesn't cultivate anger. He knew how and when to use it.


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