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When you feel like British, no other film will do as well,
This review is from: Brief Encounter [DVD]  (DVD)
The basic story is of a brief encounter between two people (Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson) at a train station. Both are married to other people and are committed to different lives. They fall in love; but it is a hopeless situation.
How will they resolve this?
Will they resolve this?
What would you do in the situation?
This film reminds me of a line I heard in another movie, he, "We will never have happiness." She, "Then we must be happy without it."
David Lean did an exceptional job of directing this film whom later directed Hopscotch.
The use of Rachmaninoff's Concerto no. 2 in C minor, helps set the mood and added continuity to the film. Hear it again in the film [The Seven Year Itch (1955)].