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Brief Encounter

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Original title
Brief Encounter
Year
Running time
85 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
David Lean, Anthony Havelock-Allan, Ronald Neame (Play: Noël Coward)
Music
Sergei Rachmaninoff
Cinematography
Robert Krasker (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Cineguild
Genre
Romance. Drama | Romantic Drama. Melodrama
Movie Groups
Noël Coward Adaptations
New
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.
Awards
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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