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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 21 wins & 55 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... Jake
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Storyline

Kate (Charlotte Rampling) and Geoff Mercer (Sir Tom Courtenay) 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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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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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

Geoff Mercer: What? You really believe you haven't been enough for me?
Kate Mercer: No. I think I was enough for you, I'm just not sure you do.
Geoff Mercer: Oh Kate - that's terrible!
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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

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Soundtracks

Go Now
Written by Larry Banks / Milton Bennett
Performed by The Moody Blues
Courtesy of Cherry Red Records Ltd
Under licence from Cherry Red Records Ltd
Published by Carlin Music Group
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A fantastic character study, greatly performed by two greats.
7 January 2016 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Kate and Geoff are a mature couple enjoying a peaceful life, their 45 year wedding anniversary is soon approaching, but this sense of calm is broken when Geoff receives a letter, telling him that the body of his first wife Katya has been found in the Swiss mountains. We see the effects on Geoff an Kate during the lead up to their celebration.

It is a wonderful character study, with two acting legends, Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, both showcasing their vast talents, as a combination the pairing are formidable, too many high caliber scenes to pick out any real specifics, although the living room dancing is expertly done.

A good supporting cast too, I'm biased towards Geraldine James, but as always she is fantastic. She doesn't try to overtake or overshadow, she's great.

It's a film I very much enjoyed, it belongs to a certain genre of films that often gets overlooked, one that could easily be dismissed as boring, but it is expertly done. A true gem with an acting masterclass. 8/10


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 2015 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

45 Years See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$65,775, 27 December 2015

Gross USA:

$4,247,285

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,430,249
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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