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The Deep Blue Sea (2012)

The Deep Blue Sea

Overview


Genre

Drama, Romance

Release Date

March 23, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

98 min.

Studio

Music Box Films

Official Site

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Cast and Crew


Director

Terence Davies

Producer

Sean O'Connor, Kate Ogborn

Screenwriter

Terence Davies

Starring

  • Rachel Weisz as Hester Collyer
  • Tom Hiddleston as Freddie Page
  • Simon Russell Beale
  • Ann Mitchell
  • Harry Hadden-Paton
  • Sarah Kants
  • Jolyon Coy

Story


Master chronicler of post-War England, Terence Davies (The Long Day Closes, The House of Mirth) directs Rachel Weisz as a woman whose overpowering love threatens her well-being and alienates the men in her life. In a deeply vulnerable performance, Rachel Weisz plays Hester Collyer, the wife of an upper-class judge (Simon Russell Beale) and a free spirit trapped in a passionless marriage. Her encounter with Freddie Page (Tom Hiddleston), a troubled former Royal Air Force pilot, throws her life in turmoil, as their erotic relationship leaves her emotionally stranded and physically isolated. The film is an adaptation of British playwright Terence Rattigan's 1952 play, featuring one of the greatest roles for an actress in modern theatre. Through flashbacks, Mr. Davies creates memorable cinematic compositions against the backdrop of post-war England. His signature style includes beautiful tracking shots as well as the use of popular music of the day, and here Samuel Barber's majestic Opus for Violin and Orchestra. Besides his two acclaimed semi-autobiographical features Distant Voices, Still Lives and The Long Day Closes, Mr. Davies films include The House of Mirth, The Neon Bible, and his masterful nonfiction exploration of his native city, Liverpool, Of Time and the City.

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PREMIERE PHOTO

Rachel Weisz
36th Annual Toronto International Film Festival - The Deep Blue Sea - Premiere Arrivals
Sep 11, 2011
Rachel Weisz
36th Annual Toronto International Film Festival - The Deep Blue Sea - Premiere Arrivals
Sep 11, 2011

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..will entrance and delight fans of Terence Davies..”
by Mark Adams [Screen Daily]
“..it's just too fathomable, too blue, too damn wet..”
by Catherine Shoard [The Guardian]
“..intelligent but bloodless..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywoodreporter.com]