The End of the Affair | 1999

Drama, Adaptation
A man discovers that his former lover struck a deal with God after a bombing raid that if he lived, she would never see him again.
Director: Neil Jordan
Awards: 2 Oscar nominations. Another 1 win & 14 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Maurice Bendrix

Actor

... Henry Miles

Actor

... Sarah Miles

Actor

... Henry's Maid

Actor

... Mr Savage

Actor

... Mr Parkis

Actor

... Lance Parkis

Actor

... Waiter

Actor

... Bendrix' Landlady

Actor

... Doctor Gilbert

Actor

... Father Smythe

Actor

... Miss Smythe

Actor

Writers

Screenplay

Source Material (from novel)

Company

Production Company

Associated Capital Theatres

Production Company

Borough of Richmond Upon Thames

Production Company

Brighton and Hove Council

Production Company

Carlton International Media Group

Production Company

City of Westminster

Production Company

Synopsis

The year is 1939. It is World War II. England is at war. And a tumultuous affair is about to begin that will carry a tragic price tag. A passionate woman trapped inside a sterile marriage, Sarah Miles is immediately and irresistibly attracted to brooding novelist Maurice Bendrix when they meet at a party given by Sarah's worthy but unexciting civil servant husband, Henry. They begin a passionate, illicit and sexually liberating love affair. But during the Blitz in London, Bendrix' house is hit by a bomb while the couple are in bed, and he is nearly killed. Inexplicably and without warning, Sarah breaks off the relationship. As for Bendrix, he is left utterly bereft... For years following, he is haunted by passionate memories of their affair. When, by chance circumstance, he re-enters her life they confront once more the consuming love they had for each other. In a stunning surprise admission, he will learn the reason for the annihilation of her love.

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