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Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||David Lean|
|Produced by||Noël Coward|
|Written by||Anthony Havelock-Allan|
|Based on||Still Life|
by Noël Coward
|Music by||Sergei Rachmaninoff|
|Edited by||Jack Harris|
|Distributed by||Eagle-Lion Distributors(UK) Universal Pictures(US)|
|26 November 1945 (UK)|
Brief Encounter is a 1945 British romantic drama film directed by David Leanabout British suburban life, centring on Laura, a married woman with children, whose conventional life becomes increasingly complicated because of a chance meeting at a railway station with a stranger, Alec. They inadvertently but quickly progress to an emotional love affair, which brings about unexpected consequences.
The film stars Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway and Joyce Carey. The screenplay is by Noël Coward, based on his 1936 one-act playStill Life. The soundtrack prominently features the Piano Concerto No. 2 bySergei Rachmaninoff, played by Eileen Joyce.