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Brief Encounter

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Original title
Brief Encounter
Running time
85 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
David Lean, Anthony Havelock-Allan, Ronald Neame (Play: Noël Coward)
Sergei Rachmaninoff
Robert Krasker (B&W)
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Romance. Drama | Romantic Drama. Melodrama
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Noël Coward Adaptations
Synopsis / Plot
Laura Jesson is a country housewife bored with the security of her husband and family. She goes into town once a week for shopping and a matinee picture. On one of her weekly excursions, she accidentally meets Dr. Alec Harvey in the waiting room of the railroad station. Both are early middle-aged, married, and have two children each. Enjoying one another's company, they continue to meet weekly for coffee in the waiting room of the station while they await their respective trains home. They are soon dismayed to find their innocent and casual relationship quickly developing into love.
1946: Academy Awards: 3 Oscar Nominations: Director, Actress (Johnson) & Screenplay
1946: Cannes Film Festival: Grand Prize of the Festival (Ex-aequo), FIPRESCI
1946: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actress (Celia Johnson)
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