Brief Encounter is a 1945 British romantic drama film, directed by David Lean, about a passionate extramarital affair in England shortly before WWII. The protagonist is Laura, a married woman with children, whose conventional life becomes increasingly complicated following a chance meeting at a railway station with a married stranger with whom she subsequently falls in love.
Laura Jesson, a respectable middle-class British woman in an affectionate but rather dull marriage, tells her story while sitting at home with her husband, imagining that she is confessing her affair to him.
|author||Anthony Havelock-Allan David Lean Noël Coward Ronald Neame|
|award||National Board of Review: Top Ten Films|
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|nomination||Academy Award for Best Actress Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay|
|producer||Anthony Havelock-Allan Noël Coward Ronald Neame|
|theme||romantic drama transport|