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Release Date: December 3rd, 1999

DVD Release Date: May 16th, 2000

R|1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary
In the years following World War II, writer Maurice Bendrix (Ralph Fiennes) has an unexpected run-in with Henry Miles (Stephen Rea) and his wife, Sarah (Julianne Moore), with whom he once shared a passionate affair. Henry, who never knew, confides in Maurice that he suspects Sarah of adultery, leading to the hiring of a detective (Ian Hart) to follow her. As Sarah never explained why she called off their affair, Maurice follows the investigation closely, his feelings for her reawakened.

Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Julianne Moore, Stephen Rea, Ian Hart, Samuel Bould, Jason Isaacs, James Bolam, Deborah Findlay

Director: Neil Jordan

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation

Keywords: Suspenseful, Melodramatic, London, Mystery, Husband, Forbidden love, 1940s, Love triangle, Sacrifice

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Awards

Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1999)
Nominated Make Up & Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1999)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1999)
Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1999)
Nominated David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1999)
Winner Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1999)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1999)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1999)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1999)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1999)
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1999)