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Brief Encounter ( Blu-ray )

A masterpiece from Britain's post-war cinema, this extraordinary romantic drama stars Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson, both giving impeccable performances, as two ordinary, middle-aged people involved in a short but compassionate extramarital affair. Subtle, masterful direction from David Lean, set to a swirling Rachmaninoff score. Based on Noel Coward's one-act play, "Still Life."

Year: 1945
Genre: Alice's 300 Greatest Films, Classic Drama, Cannes - Palme d'Or, Noel Coward, Blu-ray Discs, Classic Cinema, Theo's Favourites
Country: UK
Director: David Lean
Starring: Celia Johnson, Stanley Holloway, Trevor Howard
Duration: 86 Minutes
Rating: PG
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Location in store: Alice's 300 Greatest Films

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