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The Affair (1995)

A love story, set amongst the beginnings of the integration of Negro soldiers from America to England during World War II. A tragic tale of war, love, desire and injustice.

Director:

Paul Seed

Writers:

Pablo F. Fenjves (story) (as Pablo Fenjves), Walter Bernstein (story) | 2 more credits »
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2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Courtney B. Vance ... Travis Holloway
Kerry Fox ... Maggie Leyland
Leland Gantt Leland Gantt ... Barrett
Ned Beatty ... Col. Banning
Bill Nunn ... Sgt. Rivers
Ciarán Hinds ... Edward Leyland
Beatie Edney ... Esther
Fraser James ... Sonny
Adrian Lester ... Ray
Rory Jennings Rory Jennings ... David Leyland
Nicholas Selby Nicholas Selby ... Mr. Leyland
Anna Cropper ... Mrs. Leyland
Rolf Saxon ... Capt. Marks
Todd Boyce ... Capt. Carlton
Michael Shannon ... Capt. Ford
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Storyline

A black soldier in World War II England begins an affair with a white woman whose husband is a soldier currently overseas in battle and in doubts of her relationship with him as she discovered he had been having an affair with his secretary. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, and for some language and drug use | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Liaison Interdite See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The Affair (1995) was broadcast on terrestrial TV in the UK, towards the end of the year of its release. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The 18th Annual CableACE Awards (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Strange Fruit
Written by Lewis Allan (Abel Meeropol)
Performed by Billie Holiday
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Heartwrenching & thought provoking
4 March 2011 | by KateC49See all my reviews

"Oh the tangled webs we weave..when we set out to deceive.." A first rate film that doesn't pull any punches. Excellent acting by all in this, the point made that the coloured GI's were "welcomed" by the English who were going to make a point of showing some good old British hospitality to these guys regardless of the way they were treated back home. And that welcome turns to love & an affair between a coloured soldier & and a 'white' married English woman.....

The Billy Holiday music underscores a moving & thought provoking film but like others I rate this down one notch because the sex scenes were a little over done for a 1944 time period. We got the point & the passion the first time. Well worth watching though.


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