• 45 Years (2015)

45 Years

Release Date: December 23rd, 2015

DVD Release Date: June 14th, 2016

R |1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary

As their 45th wedding anniversary approaches, a woman (Charlotte Rampling) learns that her husband (Tom Courtenay) was once engaged to someone else.

Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James, Dolly Wells, David Sibley, Sam Alexander, Richard Cunningham, Hannah Chalmers

Director: Andrew Haigh

Genres: Drama

Production Co: The Bureau

Keywords: Intense , Brooding , Marriage , Husband , Wife , Car , House , Transformation , Hospital , Love , Emotional , England , 2010s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Mark AdamsScreen International

    Beautifully observed, gently amusing and often performed with emphasis on the small things in life rather than any major dramatic incident, its focus on retrospective jealousy is an unusual and intriguing one…and offers an absorbing story that comes up with some gently profound truths. show more

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Less is not only more in 45 Years, Andrew Haigh’s study of marriage and memory, it is eloquently and anguishingly more, and what’s unspoken is almost deafening. show more

  • 100
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    45 Years is a study in economy, in the beautiful symmetry of word and image and music. show more

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Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Outstanding British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)