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Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard exchange parting looks.
Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard exchange parting looks.

Thumbnail for Brief Encounter (1945) Brief Encounter (1945)

Basics Critics:82Viewers:71Rusty:81
Category: Drama, RomanceNotable as: Award-Winning Work, Award-Winning WorkSub-Category: romance film, drama film, flashback filmNarrative location: EnglandRuntime: 85 - 90 minutesColor: black-and-white filmLanguage: EnglishCountry: United KingdomDirector: David LeanScreenwriter: David Lean, Noël Coward, Ronald Neame, Anthony Havelock-AllanMusic: Sergei RachmaninoffCinematography: Robert KraskerStars: Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway, Joyce Carey, Everley Gregg, Cyril Raymond, Marjorie Mars, Margaret Barton, Wilfred Babbage, Alfie BassProducer: Noël Coward, Ronald Neame, Anthony Havelock-AllanAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Actress (Celia Johnson)
Academy Award for Best Director (David Lean)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Anthony Havelock-Allan, David Lean, Ronald Neame)
Award details: (details at IMDb)

Brief Encounter is a 1945 British film directed by David Lean about British suburban life, centering on Laura, a married woman with children whose conventional life becomes increasingly complicated because of a chance meeting at a railway station with a stranger, Alec. They inadvertently but quickly progress to an emotional love affair, which brings about unexpected consequences. The film stars Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway and Joyce Carey. The screenplay is by Noël Coward, based on his 1936 one-act play Still Life. The soundtrack prominently features the Piano Concerto No. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff, played by Eileen Joyce.

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