‘The End of the Affair’

A haunting adaptation of Graham Greene’s novel, The End of the Affair is a paen to love as novelist Maurice Bendrix (Ralph Fiennes – Schindler’s List, The English Patient) tries to understand why the married Sarah Miles broke off their affair as the Second World War came to an end.

Meeting the dull, career civil servant Henry Miles (Stephen Rea – The Crying Game, V For Vendetta) a few years later is the catalyst for a tormented Bendrix to recollect the impassioned affair with Sarah (Julianne Moore – Still Alice, The Hours) and her sudden total disconnect. Writer/director Neil Jordan (The Crying Game, The Brave One) quietly and politely explores the nuances of their romance as, true to any Graham Greene narrative, issues of faith play an important role.

A tale of infidelity, sexual passion and religious beliefs, The End of the Affair is a quiet affair, an austere character-driven tale of hidden emotions and depth.

Nominated for 2 Oscars in 2000 – best actress and cinematography.

Rating: 76%


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