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The Deep Blue Sea

The Deep Blue Sea
  • 2011
  • US/UK
  • 98 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Terence Davies
  • Written by: Terence Davies
  • Cast: Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston, Simon Russell Beale
  • UK release: 25 November 2011

Hester (Weisz) is torn between her respectable marriage to a kindly High Court judge (Beale, excellent) and a failing affair with dashing but boorish and callow RAF pilot Freddie (Hiddleston). Admirers of director Davies will be thrilled: his adaptation of Rattigan's 1952 play is unashamedly old-fashioned but luscious and masterly.

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The Deep Blue Sea

9 Nov 20114 stars

Unashamedly old-fashioned film luscious proof of genius of Davies and Rattigan

(12A) 98mins The combination of Terence Davies and Terence Rattigan is a match made in heaven. Rattigan’s centenary year has brought renewed appreciation of his gifts as an astute chronicler of loneliness and longing, whilst Davies is a past master…

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