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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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Drama | Romance

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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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Amor Profundo  »

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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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TIME magazine ranked Rachel Weisz's performance in the film as the fourth best performance of 2012 (November 2012), while New York Magazine named it the "Film Performance of the Year" (November 2012). See more »

Quotes

Freddie Page: There is nothing wrong with my mind. FUBAR.
Hester Collyer: What do you mean by that?
Freddie Page: You're the clever one, you work it out.
Hester Collyer: What the hell did you mean by that?
Freddie Page: FUBAR, acronym, fucked up beyond all recognition.
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Version of The Deep Blue Sea (1955) See more »

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Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 14
Composed by Samuel Barber
Performed by Hilary Hahn & the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra conducted by Hugh Wolff
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The Beauty of Weisz
6 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yes, the film is depressing. Yes, it is very long (or it feels rather longer than it is). But, it is good. After viewing it, I couldn't get it out of my mind. It's utterly haunting. There are many things that were less than great in this film. But I've narrowed it down to 1: The Pacing. If this one flaw were corrected, it would have made an excellent film. But, rather than focusing on the negative, I will write about the positive aspects of this particular movie. First, the cinematography is excellent. Those ultra-saturated colors serve the film and the period which it represents very well. I've covered the editing (in the negative) but I will say that there were some surprisingly beautiful camera movements in the piece, that were noticeable, yet served the mood of the story very well. However, if you ever see this film, I would recommend it for the wonderfully subtle performance of Rachel Weisz, who has grown into one of the best actors of her generation. Everything you need to know about the way her character is feeling is not always in the dialogue, but on her mesmerizing face. Weisz makes you not necessarily relate (it is, almost always un-relatable, because of the period and the character that she is playing), but she does make you care. There is no question that this is not a film for everyone. It is slow, it is internal, but it is also worth giving it a try. I moaned and complained all the way through, but in the end, I was unable to stop thinking about it. And, that alone is a testament to its power. It slowly gets under your skin, and you won't even notice it!


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