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2,606 Ratings

Brief Encounter

Directed by David Lean
United Kingdom, 1945


Adapted from Noël Coward’s 1936 play Still Life, a housewife entertains the idea of having an affair with a doctor she meets at a café in a railway station.

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Brief Encounter Directed by David Lean

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1946 | Winner: Grand Prize of the Festival

Academy Awards

1947 | 3 nominations including: Best Actress in a Leading Role

National Board of Review

1946 | Winner: Top Ten Films

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