This is a film about a marriage of a couple who, as they head towards their 45th anniversary, experience a crisis which causes them to question what it has all been about. It has been described as ‘one of the best British films ever made’ and I am inclined to agree.
There isn’t much of a plot, and if your idea of a good night at the movies is lots of car chases, sex scenes and knock about comedy, then don’t bother. But if you love great acting, sensitive and intelligent film making and the opportunity to reflect upon the important things in life then this is a must see. Especially the acting. Tom Courtenay is superb as the husband but it is Charlotte Rampling who gives a master class. Watching the two of them together is profoundly moving and intimate (in the best way).
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