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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.

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Anthony Minghella

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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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor eterno See more »

Filming Locations:

Bristol, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,554,742
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Titus: [shows up at Nina's apartment with flowers] I make decision. We go to Paris. Make love for one week.
Nina: [laughs] Oh, Titus. You're fab. You're so sweet.
[face falls when he shows her tickets]
Nina: Oh, dear. Titus, I can't go to Paris with you.
Titus: You do not like Paris? You don't want to make love?
Nina: For a week? Oh, no, no, no.
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Connections

References Strangers on a Train (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Sonata No. 3 for Cello (Viol de Gamba) & Piano, 2nd Movement Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, 1st Movement, Sarabande, Keyboard Concerto No. 7, Andante
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
Arranged by Barrington Pheloung
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Unusual and moving movie
22 April 2005 | by George-441See all my reviews

This one of the most memorable and touching movies about love and loss that I have ever seen. It does fall a little into the trite towards the end with some of the side plots, but the essential message is there from beginning to end. There are people who you love who leave deep and indelible pieces in you, but the essence of living is painful and individual.

The characters are well drawn and the performances by Rickman and Stevenson are nothing short of inspired. Rickman in particular has an ambivalent character- he has the attraction of a unique and fleeting genius, juxtaposed with the temperamental flightiness of a hot house flower. Stevenson's dealings with this paradox of a person and her relationship, forms the driving force behind her quest for meaning.

There are moments of humor and extreme poignancy in this movie. The use of Bach and the poetry of Pablo Neruda is both organic and brilliant.

The trite parts are largely collateral. The movie rather than being "PC" is idiosyncratic with unusual characters.


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