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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Keira Knightley
Charlotte Rampling
Sally Hawkins
Carey Mulligan
Isobel Meikle-Small
Charlie Rowe
Ella Purnell
Directors
Mark Romanek
Screenwriters
Alex Garland
Running Time
104 minutes

Never Let Me Go
Haunting, harrowing, heartfelt


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Plot
Kathy H. (Mulligan) is a woman looking back on her life, from her childhood days at Hailsham boarding school with best friends Ruth (Purnell/Knightley) and Tommy (Rowe/Garfield). Like all the other Hailsham pupils, the three have a very particular destiny — one which, together, they slowly grow to understand, and struggle to accept.


Verdict
A beautifully realised adaptation of a profoundly affecting novel. Intelligent sci-fi provides the backdrop, while in the foreground is a trio of truly impressive performances from Mulligan, Knightley and Garfield.


Reviewed by Dan Jolin

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