I had not seen this before. My loss! Beautiful filmed, and indeed, a posh version of the brief encounter kind with international location shots. The lighting and sets are gorgeous and convincing acting with a rip roaring finale speech by Claude Raines.
Il confronto inevitabile è con "Breve incontro". Inutile dire che "Sogno d'amanti" ne esce perdente.
Molto bella la scena nella quale il marito, non visto, soffre, oltre al proprio dolore, quello della moglie che, dal balcone, saluta l'amante sventolando un fazzoletto bianco.
Another of Lean's over embrodied postage stamps. Ravishing to the eye (especially in recent restoration prints) and splendidly performed, but it's reductive charms might have been better served as a studio-bound miniature without all the international rushing about to little effect other than travelogue gloss.
Ah, good to see Trevor -Brief Encounter-Howard is back on the job. Lean's atmospheric production raises the modest source material above the dull world of RP accents and stiff upper lip convention. Naughty TH gets it on with Jane-butter wouldn't melt-Todd, in his inimitable decorous manner. Lean lets the Swiss mountains convey the passion. Not a classic, but eminently watchable.