The Deep Blue Sea
Filmfest 2012

German Age Rating

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London in the early 1950s. Hester, a 40-year old woman, has left a privileged life with her husband, Sir William Collyer in order to live with a young ex-RAF pilot, Freddie. But Hester and Freddie's relationship is characterised by drunken rows; their love-life is passionate but they have little in common. When Freddie forgets her birthday, Hester attempts to kill herself. As a result, Hester's husband re-enters her life and offers her a second chance, which she refuses. Shaken by her suicide attempt, Freddie tells Hester the relationship is over. Heartbroken, Hester considers suicide again at a tube station, but changes her mind. Back at her bedside, the other tenants tell her that nobody is worth dying for. Hester finds Freddie at home, but he will leave the next day. This time, Hester doesn't ask him to stay. She now recognises that the relationship is over. Freddie leaves and Hester decides to face her uncertain future alone.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston, Simon Russell Beale, Ann Mitchell


Screenplay: Terence Davies, Original von / by: Terence Rattigan

Director of Photography: Florian Hoffmeister

Film Editor: David Sharap

Composer: Samuel Barber

Production Designer: James Merifield

Costume Design: Ruth Myers

Sound: Tim Barker

Producer: Sean O’Connor

Co-Producer: Kate Ogborn

Production Company: Camberwell c/o Deep Blue Productions Ltd

World Sales: Protagonist Pictures

Distributor: Morefilms GmbH

Director: Terence Davies