After a chance meeting on a train platform, a married doctor (Trevor Howard) and a suburban housewife (Celia Johnson) begin a muted but passionate, and ultimately doomed, love affair. With its evocatively fog-enshrouded setting, swooning Rachmaninoff score, and pair of remarkable performances (Johnson was nominated for an Oscar), this film, directed by David Lean and based on Noël Coward’s play Still Life deftly explores the thrill, pain, and tenderness of an illicit romance, and has influenced many a cinematic brief encounter since its release.
For me, a film addicted “Brief Encounter” is a polished diamond. It’s the most perfect romance: You don’t see lovers climbing balconys or dying in each others hand.What you see in “Brief Encounter” is two ordinary people in love. Only two normal people who stumble on one another in a railroad station and discover that they have more things in common, then meets the eye. So they started to see each other once a week, but their love are doomed, because they are both married and have very good lives. Celia Johnson is a sparklling gem as a house wife repressed who finds a man so repressed as she.That leads us to Trevor Howard. I know the reason of Celia’s anguish. A normal woman simply could not resist to those eyes and the perfect face of Trevor, who embodies every english man in a simple wave, or just laughing in the theater. David Lean’s superb direction and Noel Coward’s perfect story give space to show that you don’t need to be Romeo And Juliet to tell that love’s a good cause to fight,even when the fight is lost.
IMDB – Nominated for 3 Oscars
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Genre: Drama, Romance | A film by David Lean