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Truly Madly Deeply (1990)

A woman dealing with inconsolable grief over the death of her partner gets another chance when he returns to earth as a ghost.

Director:

Anthony Minghella
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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 16 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Juliet Stevenson ... Nina
Jenny Howe Jenny Howe ... Burge
Carolyn Choa Carolyn Choa ... Translator
Bill Paterson ... Sandy
Christopher Rozycki Christopher Rozycki ... Titus
Keith Bartlett Keith Bartlett ... Plumber
David Ryall ... George
Stella Maris Stella Maris ... Maura
Ian Hawkes Ian Hawkes ... Harry
Deborah Findlay ... Claire
Alan Rickman ... Jamie
Vania Vilers ... Frenchman
Arturo Venegas Arturo Venegas ... Roberto
Richard Syms ... Symonds
Michael Maloney ... Mark
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Storyline

Once upon a time there were two people in love, their names were Nina and Jamie. They were even happy enough to be able to live happily ever after, (not often the case) and then Jamie died. Nina is left with a house full of rats and handymen, a job teaching foreigners English and an ache that fills the night sky. Written by Anonymous

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BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR... IT JUST MIGHT COME TRUE. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mature theme and mild language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor eterno See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,554,742
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Charles Chaplin film the ghosts are watching that gets cut off is Easy Street (1917). See more »

Quotes

Nina: Parents alive, Gloucestershire, teachers. Him geography, her history. So holidays it would be "Dad, where are we? Mum, have we been here before?"
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Connections

Edited into Screen Two: Truly Madly Deeply (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore
Composed by Bob Crewe & Bob Gaudio
Arranged by Barrington Pheloung
Sung by Alan Rickman and Juliet Stevenson
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Wow!!
12 February 2007 | by john-mitchell77See all my reviews

Now, I like a weepy, I'm not ashamed to admit it. I actively seek out those films that are most likely to make me cry. However, more often than not, I end up disappointed because usually this type of film is either wildly melodramatic or painfully sentimental.

That's what I was expecting from this, to tell the truth. A woman overcome with grief at the death of her boyfriend? Give me a break!... I was in floods by the end, and promptly watched it again.

This film is testament to how well us Brits can do when we put our minds to it. It's charming, funny, warm and absolutely heart-breaking. All the performances are grouped under an umbrella label 'very good', with one notable exception: that of Juliet Stevenson as Nina. She is magnificent, and is, at times unbearable to watch. I'm still absolutely astonished at her performance. This is a woman who has had her heart and soul ripped out I love this film. I'm getting a lump in my throat just thinking about it. It's wonderful! (Blub! *Sniff*)


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