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45 Years Charlotte Rampling Movie Andrew Haigh Oscar Hero

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45 Years

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Coarse language and a sex scene

23 Jul - 1 Aug

In the week leading up to their 45th wedding anniversary, Kate Mercer (Charlotte Rampling) is unsettled by unexpected news concerning her husband Geoff (Tom Courtenay) and the woman he loved five decades earlier. With Courtenay and Rampling’s respective wins for Best Actor and Best Actress at the Berlin Film Festival – Rampling also received an Oscar nomination – Andrew Haigh’s finely modulated film represents British filmmaking at its best.

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  • Discomfited by the news that the body of her husband's first love has been recovered - frozen and preserved in the icy glaciers of the Swiss Alps, five decades after a fateful trip the young lovers took together - Kate nevertheless continues to prepare for their anniversary party.

    Geoff’s desire to travel to the mountainous location troubles Kate, but revelations closer to home finally test Kate’s resolve to put the past behind them.

    "45 Years is a quietly explosive film, a potent drama with a nuanced feel for subtlety and emotional complications” Los Angeles Times

    “Courtenay, a naturally demonstrative actor, registers a convincing blend of longing, confusion and shame. Rampling, a stiller, deeper-running pool, conveys emotions so strange and intense that they don't quite have names.” The New York Times