Brief Encounter

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Brief Encounter

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Brief Encounter

Release Date: November 24, 1945

Year    :   1945
Slogan    :   «A story of the most precious moments in woman's life!»
Genres    :   Drama, Romance
Production Companies    :   Cineguild, J. Arthur Rank Organisation
Director    :   David Lean
Producers    :   Ronald Neame, Noël Coward, Anthony Havelock-Allan
Writers    :   Noël Coward, Noël Coward
RunTime    :   86 mins.

Returning home from a shopping trip to a nearby town, bored suburban housewife Laura Jesson is thrown by happenstance into an acquaintance with virtuous doctor Alec Harvey. Their casual friendship soon develops during their weekly visits into something more emotionally fulfilling than either expected, and they must wrestle with the potential havoc their deepening relationship would have on their lives and the lives of those they love.

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