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The Deep Blue Sea

4

A female judge embarks on an affair with an ex-RAF pilot.

It’s 11 years since his last feature, The House Of Mirth, but Terence Davies’ take on Terence Rattigan’s post-war play shows he’s lost none of the qualities that make him one of Britain’s most distinguished directors.

A lyrical study of infidelity and loneliness, this tragedy sees Rachel Weisz on sensational form as the wife of a judge (Simon Russell Beale, also ace), who faces life as a divorcee after her affair with an ex-RAF pilot (Tom Hiddleston).

Replete with trademark Davies moments – the London Underground sing-a-long is a highlight – this is melancholy, moody and masterful.

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