Brief Encounter [1946] [Criterion] (DVD)

David Lean

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Synopsis

From Noël Coward's play Still Life, legendary filmmaker David Lean deftly explores the thrill, pain, and tenderness of an illicit romance in the dour, gray Britain of 1945. From a chance meeting on a train platform, a middle-aged married doctor (Trevor Howard) and a suburban housewife (Celia Johnson) enter into a quietly passionate, ultimately doomed love affair, set to a swirling Rachmaninoff score. Criterion is proud to present Lean's award-winning masterpiece a beautifully restored digital transfer.

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Product Details

  • Starring: Trevor Howard, Celia Johnson, Joyce Carey, Stanley Holloway, Cyril Raymond, Everly Gregg, Marjorie Mars, Margaret Barton
  • Format: Black & White, Color, Dolby, DVD, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Label: The Criterion Collection
  • Run Time: 86 minutes
  • Catalogue #: 76

Special Features

  • Audio Commentary by Film Historian Bruce Eder
  • Restoration Demonstration

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