A young Englishman plots revenge against his late cousin's mysterious, beautiful wife, believing her responsible for his death. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.
Norman Oppenheimer is a small time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in his life. Three years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman's life dramatically changes for better and worse.
The final Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten, is tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence, but meets with conflict as different sides clash in the face of monumental change.
A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.
At a festival screening in San Francisco, Ritesh Batra said that he had tea with Julian Barnes, author of The Sense of an Ending, ahead of filming. Batra was so nervous at meeting Barnes that he subsequently forgot most of their conversation, save for Barnes's parting line, spoken in jest: "Go ahead and betray me." See more »
At the dinner scene set in the 1960s the Emily Mortimer character quotes from Larkin's poem Aubade. This poem was not published until December 1977. See more »
The best I can say about this film is it seemed real and the emotions were well portrayed. Jim Broadbent is a great actor and he was the film. There were no light moments in the film at all. Not one. Therefore it made me feel heavy and flat and I did not particularly enjoy it. It was watchable but not entertaining in the true sense of the word. Really a film I sat through to simply see how it ended. Waiting for the DVD to come out is a better option rather than seeing it at the cinema. This is one of those films that probably should have gone straight to DVD. Disappointing considering the great actors in it.
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