Expanded from a one-act stage play by Noel Coward, Brief Encounter is one of the true masterpieces of British film history. A respectable suburban housewife has a chance meeting with a handsome married doctor at a railway station café, where they continue to meet every Thursday. As their friendship evolves into a romance this David Lean directed film becomes a heartbreaking story of impossible love. Featuring classic performances from Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard, along with Rachmaninov's swooning Second Piano Concerto.
THE GUARDIAN POLLED BRIEF ENCOUNTER AS: “The best romantic film of all time.”