The End of the Affair 1999

Previously filmed in 1955, Graham Greene’s novel gets a plush but sensitive treatment by Neil Jordan, who manages to capture the complexities of the book in a literate, visually austere film. Ralph Fiennes plays writer Maurice Bendrix, who meets old friend Henry (Stephen Rea) in post-WWII London, and feels compelled to reopen his relationship with Henry’s wife Sarah (Julianne Moore). Henry believes that Sarah is unfaithful; Maurice goes one better by hiring a private investigator to look into her deceptions, while ruminating on their own explosive dalliance amongst the bombs of the Blitz. Jordan captures the passion of a dangerous sexual relationship in these flashbacks, with both Maurice and Sarah coming to problematic accommodations with each other, and God, as they find a short romantic idyll between the sheets. The End of the Affair is a very adult and yet still romantic drama that doesn’t compromise on Greene’s intelligence, and has uncompromising performances from Fiennes and Moore at its beating heart.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/End-Affair-Ralph-Fiennes/dp/B00ESQA2VO/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1393963812&sr=1-1&keywords=the+end+of+the+affair

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