Brief encounter

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  • After a chance meeting on a train station, a married doctor and a suburban housewife enter into a muted but passionate, and ultimately doomed, love affair.


  • Based on the play, Still life, by Noël Coward.
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1945.
  • Also issued in box set: David Lean directs Noël Coward with Blithe spirit, In which we serve and This happy breed.
  • Special features include audio commentary by Bruce Elder, interview with Noël Coward scholar Barry Day, making of documentary short, David Lean: A self-portrait a 1971 television documentary on Lean's career and trailer.
  • DVD
  • In English with optional English subtitles.
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