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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Rachel Weisz
Simon Russell Beale
Tom Hiddleston
Directors
Terence Davies
Screenwriters
Terence Davies
Running Time
98 minutes

The Deep Blue Sea
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The Deep Blue Sea

Plot
The early 1950s. Hester (Weisz) has left her wealthy, older husband (Beale) to live with a younger man, a World War II fighter pilot (Hiddleston), in a rundown boarding house. Fearing her new partner is tiring of her, Hester attempts suicide.


Verdict
This isn’t traditional heritage cinema and it may not tickle the same taste buds that devoured Tinker Tailor or The King’s Speech. It does, however, represent the unique vision of an artist who needs to be met halfway, and in an age of hubbub, its patient elegance is a rare thing we should nurture.


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