A British drama film directed by master chronicler of post-War England, Terence Davies (The Long Day Closes, The House of Mirth). It is an adaptation of the Terence Rattigan’s 1952 play set in post-war Britain, starring Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston and Simon Russell Beale.
In a deeply vulnerable performance, Weisz plays Hester Collyer, the wife of an upper-class judge (Beale) and a free spirit trapped in a passionless marriage. Her encounter with Freddie Page (Hiddleston), a troubled former Royal Air Force pilot, throws her life in turmoil, as their erotic relationship leaves her emotionally stranded and physically isolated.
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