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The Deep Blue Sea (2011)

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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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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.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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

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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Connections

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

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You Belong to Me
Written by Pee Wee King, Chilton Price, and Redd Stewart
Performed by Jo Stafford
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Weisz is phenomenal! Singlehandedly the best female acting performance in the last few years.
26 March 2012 | by demystifieldSee all my reviews

Overindulgent and somewhat stuffy romantic drama that is saved single handedly by the Oscar caliber performance of Rachel Weisz, who gives a very complex and realistic look at a women whose self destructing over her choices in life in post war Britain in the 1950's. Weisz so good that she brings a lot of life into a somewhat lifeless screenplay that is more into atmosphere than substance. Both of her leading men are fine and lent great support to the vibrant Weisz, who is keeping this film afloat almost by herself while the movie gets a bit claustrophobic towards its climax. The film does have some great moments ( The pub scene and the intimate moment between Weisz and leading man Tom Hiddleston while dancing) but that's more the credit to Weisz and the cast than the film itself. Rachel Weisz has always been one of the most gifted and versatile actresses working today, not being afraid to do different characters and being unlikeable and raw in the process. In this film, she gives in my opinion the best female acting performance in the last few years, giving a complex and rich performance with a character that could have easily been botch by even a great actress, especially with a screenplay that is more into itself than the audience watching the movie. Weisz proves in this movie that she's more than a great actress, she proves that she is one of the best actresses we ever had.

Her phenomenal performance alone is the real reason to see this movie.


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