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45 Years (2015)

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A married couple preparing to celebrate their wedding anniversary receives shattering news that promises to forever change the course of their lives.

Director:

Andrew Haigh

Writers:

Andrew Haigh, David Constantine (short story "In Another Country")
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 20 wins & 52 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charlotte Rampling ... Kate Mercer
Tom Courtenay ... Geoff Mercer
Geraldine James ... Lena
Dolly Wells ... Sally
David Sibley David Sibley ... George
Sam Alexander Sam Alexander ... Chris The Postman
Richard Cunningham ... Mr Watkins
Hannah Chalmers ... Travel Agent
Camille Ucan ... Café Waitress
Rufus Wright Rufus Wright ... Jake
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Storyline

Kate and Geoff Mercer are planning to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary with dozens of friends. The event is to take place soon in the community hall of Norwich, the town near which they live. A week before the party, Geoff receives a letter which, although he tries to hide it, obviously troubles him. When his wife asks him what is going on, Geoff tells her that the body of Katya, his first great love who disappeared fifty years before in the Alps, has just been found in a melting glacier. From then on, Geoff starts behaving more and more strangely and for the first time after so many years Kate asks herself who the man she married so long ago really is. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Taglines:

Do we really know our loved ones?

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 2015 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

45 años See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$65,775, 27 December 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,250,507, 3 April 2016
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was shot in chronological order. See more »

Goofs

Geoff's friend says he's learning the ukulele (which is a small guitar) with the website Justin Guitar, as it's a good instrument for playing any music - not just George Formby. Although it was often said that Formby played the ukulele, his instrument was in fact a banjolele (a small banjo body with a fretted ukulele neck). See more »

Quotes

Kate Mercer: Would you have married her?
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits play like a slide show. Every time before a new name appears on the screen, there is the unmistakable click of a slide projector. See more »

Connections

Featured in 45 Years: Q&A (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Young Girl
Written by Jerry Fuller
Performed by Gary Puckett and The Union Gap (as Gary Puckett & The Union Gap)
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Inc
Under licence from Sony Music Entertainment Inc
Published by Warner - Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
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Great actors play out a well done story.
5 January 2016 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

The movie flows very slowly, but the two actors playing the leads did not bore me. They were really good at expressing the situation. The film in general played out very mundane but give lots of drama without overdoing it.

A few days before their 45th wedding anniversary Geoff and Kate are sitting in their house when Geoff receives a letter from Switzerland stating they found his first love. Basically the letter reminds him that, through no fault of his own Geoff lost his first love, and as he dwells on this fact Kate realizes this too.

The whole situation was done well and interestingly, as the two actors inside a small cottage for most of the movie react to the letter. Kate has to watch Geoff get lost in, not really regret but something that would have never been and it makes her think about what she met to him for the past 45 years.

It was a really good movie, very impress how they could keep the story so real and down to Earth and still hole the viewer.


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