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Enduring Love

Enduring Love

Roger Michell (2004)

96min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This was the first cinema adaptation of an Ian McEwan novel to really fill the screen. Opening with the breathtaking visual gambit of a hot-air balloon accident on an idyllic summer's day, it then shows how this tragic event alters the lives of three people involved. Science lecturer Joe (Daniel Craig) feels in some way responsible, seeing his relationship with sculptor girlfriend Claire (Samantha Morton) buckle under his post-traumatic stress, while Rhys Ifans's unhinged religious stranger feels a connection with Joe and starts to stalk him. The escalating action and reaction is handled with style and intensity by director Roger Michell (who directed Craig in The Mother), and the cast gives believable, subtly shifting performances, not least Craig. Screenwriter Joe Penhall (Some Voices) has given some plot aspects a facelift, removing a criminal underworld subplot and some of the ambiguity. Though it's often cold and distant, it's a good effort with difficult source material.

Summary

After witnessing a shocking accident, a man and his girlfriend attempt to put the traumatic events behind them - but their efforts are thwarted by the increasingly obsessive attentions of a loner who was also at the scene. Thriller, adapted from a novel by Ian McEwan, starring Daniel Craig, Rhys Ifans and Samantha Morton.

Cast & Crew

Joe Rose Daniel Craig
Jed Rhys Ifans
Claire Samantha Morton
Robin Bill Nighy
Rachel Susan Lynch
Mrs Logan Helen McCrory
TV producer Andrew Lincoln
Professor Corin Redgrave
John Logan Lee Sheward
Natasha Alexandra Aitken
Director Roger Michell
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Pathé Guidance: Contains violence and swearing. Available on: Available on video and DVD Released on: 26 Nov 2004

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