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Brève rencontre

Brief Encounter

Réalisé par David Lean
Royaume-Uni, 1945
Drame, Romantique

Synopsis

Deux êtres dont la vie semble déjà toute tracée se rencontrent par hasard dans une petite gare de la banlieue de Londres. Ils se sentent irrésistiblement attirés l’un vers l’autre mais vont décider de vivre un amour platonique, et même de se quitter.

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Brève rencontre Réalisé par David Lean

Prix & Festivals

Festival de Cannes

1946 | Lauréat : Grand Prize of the Festival

Academy Awards

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

National Board of Review

1946 | Lauréat : Top Ten Films

A film for lovers of trains and Lean; for people who think Anna Karenina was a touch dramatic; for devourers of buns and drinkers of milky tea.
May 11, 2016
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As enacted through fears about one’s life choices, [the film] casts Laura’s sense of doubt as a political problem, where a woman meddling in matters outside of the home allows the darker side of her being to rear its ugly head. At least, that’s how her behavior could have been characterized in the past, where familial roles appeared to have stable meaning. That’s what seems to fascinate Lean: the sense of Laura’s predicament having a wholly different significance in just a seven-year timespan.
April 29, 2016
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The experience of involuntarily embracing someone who threatens to destroy your life has never been more exquisitely realized, in all its glory and misery… Lean hadn’t yet graduated to the epics for which he’s now famous, and he shoots most of Brief Encounter as simply and cleanly as possible, which lends uncommon force to his very occasional formal flourishes—most notably, a disorienting tilt of the camera that visually represents one character’s momentary descent into suicidal madness.
April 23, 2016
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