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Brief Encounter (1946)

UK 86m, B&W
Director: David Lean; Cast: Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway, Joyce Carey, Cyril Raymond, Everley Gregg, Margaret Barton

BriefEncounterBrief Encounter is an unconventional love story that focuses on the emotional trials of infidelity in which a “happily” married woman confesses her affair to the viewer through a series of flashbacks. Though rather mundane by today’s standards, the unconsummated affair was undoubtedly controversial in the mid 1940s. The film is also notable for its cinematography, particularly the scenes in the train station, where the film’s atmosphere and mood are set (Klaus Ming March 2014).

2 comments on “Brief Encounter (1946)

  1. TSorensen

    I loved this one. It is a very poignant love story, largely carried by Celia Johnson’s face and voice.

    • Klaus

      Though certainly ahead of its time, I thought i’d like this more than I did. Still a finely made film.

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