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Based on the novel by Graham Greene, this romantic drama stars Ralph Fiennes as Maurice Bendrix, a novelist who, during World War II, had an affair with Sarah Miles Julianne Moore, the wife of his best friend Henry Stephen Rea. Sarah abruptly broke off the romance in 1944, but two years later, after Maurice runs into Henry, he becomes obsessed with the affair and hires a man to investigate Sarah. He reads her diary of their forbidden romance in the midst of the London Blitz and discovers that, overwhelmed with ...
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Based on the novel by Graham Greene, this romantic drama stars Ralph Fiennes as Maurice Bendrix, a novelist who, during World War II, had an affair with Sarah Miles Julianne Moore, the wife of his best friend Henry Stephen Rea. Sarah abruptly broke off the romance in 1944, but two years later, after Maurice runs into Henry, he becomes obsessed with the affair and hires a man to investigate Sarah. He reads her diary of their forbidden romance in the midst of the London Blitz and discovers that, overwhelmed with fear and guilt, she pledged to God that she would end the affair if Maurice's life were spared. Maurice is determined to reintroduce himself into Sarah's life, but she fears that being near him would be too great a temptation. The End of the Affair was previously brought to the screen in 1955 by Edward Dmytryk; this version was written for the screen and directed by Academy Award-winner Neil Jordan.
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Barnes & Noble - Virginia McCollam
Irish filmmaker Neil Jordan has a sensuous fascination with the darker impulses that drive human behavior. His rain-swept adaptation of Graham Greene's semiautobiographical novel, The End of the Affair, explores an adulterous love affair set in smoldering relief against the devastation of war-torn London in the 1940s. Ralph Fiennes stars as a brooding novelist obsessively in love with his neighbor's wife Julianne Moore. Moore's understated performance garnered her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress, and the dynamic Stephen Rea The Crying Game, Interview With a Vampire is also extraordinary as her cuckolded civil servant husband. True to Greene's book, the characters speak in dialogue layered with irony, and the sex scenes are provocatively restrained. The affair evolves in an elegant series of flashbacks within flashbacks, with Fiennes's character narrating in voice-over a tale that is a meditation on loss, misunderstanding, and the horrendous twists of fate that call the very nature of faith into question.
All Movie Guide - Lucia Bozzola
In his adaptation of The End of the Affair (1999), Neil Jordan transforms Graham Greene's first-person novel into a lushly romantic -- and surprisingly unsentimental -- story of passion and piety in World War II London. Playing another brooding, thwarted lover, Ralph Fiennes limns the depths of jealousy that threaten to poison Maurice Bendrix's feelings for Julianne Moore's married Sarah long after their assignation has ended. Repeating pivotal scenes from different points of view, as first Bendrix and then Sarah recalls the progress of their affair, Jordan portays Bendrix's investigation into Sarah's post-war life as a bitter search eventually transfigured by her transcendent adoration. Stephen Rea's cuckolded husband and Ian Hart's deceptively comical private investigator add further dimensions to the central philosophical conflict between Bendrix's secular love and Sarah's religious conversion. Though critics quibbled over Jordan's interpretation of the novel, few could argue with The End of the Affair's period detail and handsome photography or Moore's alternately restrained, carnal, and ethereal performance as Sarah. Moore went on to earn her first Best Actress Oscar nomination for her work.
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  • Release Date: 10/17/2000
  • UPC: 043396036314
  • Original Release: 1999
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  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ralph Fiennes Maurice Bendix
Julianne Moore Sarah Miles
Stephen Rea Henry Miles
Ian Hart Mr. Parkis
Sam Bould Lance Parkis
Jason Isaacs Father Smythe
James Bolam Mr. Savage
Deborah Findlay Miss Smythe
Technical Credits
Neil Jordan Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Jon Billington Art Director
Patrick Clayton Asst. Director
Susie Figgis Casting
Tony Lawson Editor
Michael Nyman Score Composer
Sandy Powell Costumes/Costume Designer
Anthony Pratt Production Designer
Roger Pratt Cinematographer
David A. Stephenson Sound/Sound Designer
Kathy Sykes Co-producer
Joanne Woollard Set Decoration/Design
Tony Woollard Art Director
Stephen Woolley Producer
Graham Greene Source Author
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I've watched this movie over and over!

    This is a terrific movie. I loved everything about it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Loved this movie!

    Based on Ralph Fiennes' usually performances, I expected nothing less than wonderful, which is what I got and more. Both he and Julianne Moore made me fall in love with this film, and now it is my favorite movie.

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