Posted in British film



A film by Terence Davies

Cast: Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston, Ann Mitchell

Set around 1950 Hester Collyer (Rachel Weisz), an attractive but inward young woman who is married to Sir William Collyer (Simon Russell Beale), a judge twice her age or so. The story takes place in a single day when she left her husband for a young pilot that she fell madly in love with. He is Freddie Page (Tom Hiddleston), an RAF pilot.


The story tell has flashback from time to time to let the viewer what happen with this Three persons. First you have Collier who is a judge has a stable job, beard well-trimmed, expensive tailored suit, and chauffeur who drives a Rolls Royce.  On the other hand is Freddie who was a pilot and looking for a job. You have Hester who falls in love with Freddie who ha nothing to his name but who loves him to death. Collier brings stability and financial security but the love is not there. Collier is an unhappy man judging from the flashback his mother was the cold one and quiet unpleasant so Hester has been quiet neglected in bed therefore she found a new lover who’s that passion. The film has that brownish feel to it with the Pubs where people were singing and sipping their beers slowly. The aftermath of the war is still there.  The air is foggy and thick men wore suit of dark color, woman wore dresses with hot and a scarf. People were living in small apartment decorated with wooden furniture. This was the time back then The film here is well acted and filmed. Another British drama who was done à la classic mode.


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