Enduring Love (2004)

Enduring Love
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 41mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Romance, Thriller
Keywords college, obsession
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Daniel Craig Actor Joe 1 1000001
Rhys Ifans Actor Jed 1 1000002
Samantha Morton Actor Claire 1 1000003
Bill Nighy Actor Robin 1 1000004
Susan Lynch Actor Rachel 1 1000005
Andrew Lincoln Actor TV Producer 1 1000006
Helen McCrory Actor Mrs Logan 1 1000007
Roger Michell Director n/a 2 2000001
Kevin Loader Producer n/a 3 3000001
Roger Michell Producer n/a 3 3000002
Francois Ivernel Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Cameron McCracken Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Duncan Reid Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Tessa Ross Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Ian McEwan Associate Producer n/a 171 3000007
Joe Penhall Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Ian McEwan Source Material (from novel:"Enduring Love") 120786 4000002
Haris Zambarloukos Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Nic Gaster Editor n/a 172 7000001
Jeremy Sams Music n/a 120781 8000001
John-Paul Kelly Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Natalie Ward Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Synopsis
On a beautiful cloudless day a young couple celebrate their reunion with a picnic. Joe has planned a postcard-perfect afternoon in the English countryside with his partner, Claire. But as Joe and Claire prepare to open a bottle of champagne, their idyll comes to an abrupt end. A hot air balloon drifts into the field, obviously in trouble. The pilot catches his leg in the anchor rope, while the only passenger, a boy, is too scared to jump down. Joe and three other men rush to secure the basket. Just as they secure the balloon, the wind rushes into the field, and at once the rescuers are airborne. Joe manages to drop to the ground, as do most of his companions, but one man is lifted skywards. As Joe, Claire and the other rescuers watch this strangely beautiful sight, they see the man fall to his death. Recalling the day's events at dinner with his friends Robin and Rachel, Joe reveals the impact the accident has had on his battered psyche. Ironically the balloon eventually lands safely, the boy unscathed. But fate has far more unpleasant things in store for Joe. Going to retrieve the body of the fallen man with fellow rescuer Jed Parry, for example, turns out to be a very bad move. Jed feels an instant connection with Joe--one that, as the weeks go by, becomes ever more intense.