45 Years

Rampling, Charlotte

SKU: 032429247490

UPC 032429247490
Release Date 2016-06-14
Studio Paramount Home Entertainment
Discs 1
Length 95
Format (unknown)
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis For a seemingly simply told tale with minimal dialogue, Haigh uses a number of subtle devices to clue us in to what is really happening without resorting to cheap gimmicks.45 YEARS is a quietly explosive movie, a potent drama with a nuanced feel for subtlety and emotional complications.[T]his is a film of no wasted scenes or unnecessary subplots, stripped down to something tough and focused and vivid. -- Grade: A[A] sensitive and devastating portrait of a long, happy marriage in sudden crisis...Courtenay is a gruff and gratifyingly knotty presence, but in the end it’s Rampling’s movie. In a quiet, beautifully calibrated performance completely stripped of actressy tricks, she’s a revelation. -- Grade: A-Modestly paced, carefully composed and emotionally curbed though it may be, 45 YEARS is permitted a major element of dramatic underpinning.[With] finely calibrated performances and deep reserves of inner torment.Haigh established himself in WEEKEND as a master of understatement; 45 YEARS confirms that not showing us is absolutely his forte.3.5 stars out of 4 -- 45 YEARS casts a hell of a spell. And Courtenay and Rampling reward the film with performances of uncommon subtlety and feeling.[I]t’s Haigh’s tremendous lead actors that make the movie. They’re a convincing couple: Courtenay is absent-minded and untidy; Rampling is cool and controlled.It usually takes a few decades to sort these things out, but it’s just possible that what Charlotte Rampling does in 45 YEARS may someday be considered one of the greatest performances by an actress in the history of the movies.This is a tour de force example of what actors mean when they say 'interior work,' as Rampling embodies a woman reacting and reflecting, and thinking hard about the nature of true love.As they are preparing to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary, Geoff (Tom Courtenay) and Kate (Charlotte Rampling) are stunned to learn that the body of Geoff's ex-fiancée Katya has been found, more than 50 years after she disappeared during a vacation in Switzerland. This discovery prompts Kate to dig more deeply into her husband's previous relationship, which leads to further unforeseen revelations in this gripping drama.
Cast Gareth Tandy (Assistant Director)
Joakim Sundstrom (Sound)
Andrew Haigh (Director)
Andrew Haigh (Screenwriter)
Lol Crawley (Director of Photography)
David Constantine (Source Writer)
Tom Courtenay (Star)
Geraldine James (Star)
Charlotte Rampling (Star)
David Sibley (Co-Star)
Dolly Wells (Star)
Sam Alexander (Co-Star)
Rufus Wright (Co-Star)
Richard Cunningham (Co-Star)
Hannah Chambers (Co-Star)
Camille Ucan (Co-Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown]
Language English
Weight 0.15000
Height 0.30000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.50000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama,Romance
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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