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

Director:

Terence Davies

Writers:

Terence Rattigan (play), Terence Davies (adaptation)
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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While on a train, a teenage boy thinks about his life and the flamboyant aunt whose friendship acted as an emotional shield from his troubled family. This film evokes the haunting quality ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Ann Mitchell ... Mrs. Elton
Jolyon Coy Jolyon Coy ... Philip Welch
Karl Johnson ... Mr. Miller
Rachel Weisz ... Hester Collyer
Simon Russell Beale ... Sir William Collyer
Tom Hiddleston ... Freddie Page
Harry Hadden-Paton ... Jackie Jackson
Sarah Kants Sarah Kants ... Liz Jackson
Oliver Ford Davies ... Hester's Father
Barbara Jefford ... Collyer's Mother
Mark Tandy ... Edie and Ravenscroft Assistant
Stuart McLoughlin ... Singing Man in Tube
Nicholas Amer ... Mr. Elton (as Nicolas Amer)
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor Profundo See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$123,841, 25 March 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,124,786, 12 August 2012
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Digital (Spanish dubbing mix)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Terence Davies wanted Rachel Weisz for the part of Hester Collyer after he noticed her "incredible talent" in Swept from the Sea (1997), even though he hadn't heard of her before seeing that film. He called his agent and asked, "Have you ever heard of this girl Rachel Weisz?" His agent laughed and said, "She's an Oscar winner!" Weisz was amused by this and said, "I don't think Terence [Davies] knows very well anyone who's not in a black and white film." See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Elton: A lot of rubbish is talked about love. You know what real love is? It's wiping someone's arse or changing the sheets when they've wet themselves. And letting them keep their dignity so you can both go on.
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Connections

Version of BBC Sunday-Night Theatre: The Deep Blue Sea (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

You Belong to Me
Written by Pee Wee King, Chilton Price, and Redd Stewart
Performed by Jo Stafford
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A wonderful and heartbreaking film: Rachel Weisz proves once again to be the best actress of her generation.
24 March 2012 | by gummydySee all my reviews

Deep and heartbreaking look at a woman's fight for inner freedom is a real treat to see. Rachel Weisz and Terrence Davis create a dark fable about desire and expectations with Weisz once again proving to be the best actress of her generation with a tour de force performance that will dazzle and stay with you after the film is over. Tom Hiddleston is great as her object of desire and Simon Russell Beale is great as her husband. It's a bit stagy in some area but once you get passed it it's carries you in its current. Giving you an understanding of a time and place where desire and lust was forbidden.

A true classic in the making:)


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