Brief Encounter (DVD)
David Leans enduring bittersweet romantic classic stars Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard
Voted the greatest romantic film of all time in the Guardian/ Observer greatest films poll this timeless classic continues will always tug at the heartstrings no matter how many times you watch it.
Noel Cowards sensitive portrayal of what happens when two happily married strangers, played by Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard, meet and their acquaintance deepens into affection and love. It is the story of two people, thrown together by a chance meeting, helpless in the face of their emotions but redeemed by their moral courage.
The film features Rachmaninovs Piano Concerto No 2 a special request to director David Lean from Noel Coward. Over the years few films have equalled the compassion and realism of Brief Encounter and, it remains to this day, one of the best-loved British romances of all time.‚
Documentary: A profile of Brief Encounter
Brief Encounter restoration featurette
Running Time: 86 minutes
Region: Region 2
Release Date: 15 Sept. 2008
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