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Brief Encounter

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Directed by David Lean
United Kingdom, 1945
Drama, Romance

Synopsis

Adapted from Noël Coward’s 1936 play Still Life, housewife Laura Jesson entertains the idea of having an affair with doctor Alec Harvey whom she meets at a café in a railway station. They continue to meet every Thursday in the small café, although they know that their love is impossible.

Synopsis

Adapted from Noël Coward’s 1936 play Still Life, housewife Laura Jesson entertains the idea of having an affair with doctor Alec Harvey whom she meets at a café in a railway station. They continue to meet every Thursday in the small café, although they know that their love is impossible.

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Brief EncounterDirected byDavid Lean

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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
1946 | Winner: Grand Prize of the Festival
Academy Awards
1947 | 3 nominations including: Best Actress in a Leading Role
National Board of Review
1946 | Winner: Top Ten Films

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