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Brief Encounter

David Lean / GB, 1945 / 85 min.

One of the most romantic films ever made. How far does a staid housewife take her feelings for another man? David Lean helped actors Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson shine in this tale of impossible love.

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Brief Encounter – accurately described by a British critic as the ‘simplicity of true greatness’, and based on playwright Noel Coward’s subtle, intelligent script – brings together serious themes, impressive acting and subdued directing. Robert Krasker, who was also responsible for the camerawork in The Third Man, provided the highly focused, atmospheric black & white footage whilst Rachmaninov’s ‘Second Concerto for Piano and Orchestra’ is put to effective use in the score.

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This movie is suitable for all ages

Director

David Lean

Production year

1945

Country

GB

Original title

Brief Encounter

Length

85 min.

Language

English

Subtitles

NLD

Format

35mm

Part of

Eye Classics

Eye’s collection includes a wealth of classics. With the Eye Classics series, Eye brings film history even closer. Every week, we screen at least three classics from the collection under one recognisable name: Eye Classics.

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