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The End of the Affair

Rating:R (for scenes of strong sexuality)
Genre:Drama, Romance
Release Date:December 3, 1999
Running time:105 minutes
Cast:Ralph Fiennes, Julianne Moore, Stephen Rea, Heather Jay Jones, James Bolam
Director:Neil Jordan
Producer:Neil Jordan, Stephen Woolley
Writer:Neil Jordan, Graham Greene
Distributor:Columbia Pictures

Description: On a rainy London night in 1946, novelist Maurice Bendrix has a chance meeting with Henry Miles, husband of his ex-mistress Sarah, who abruptly ended their affair two years before. Bendrix's obsession with Sarah is rekindled; he succumbs to his own jealousy and arranges to have her followed. As the investigation progresses, we learn the reason for their separation. During a bombing raid, Sarah struck a bargain with God to sacrifice their relationship-in exchange for Bendrix's life. When Bendrix reappears in her life, Sarah realizes that her promise to God has become impossible for her to keep. She is placed in a spiritual dilemma as she struggles with her continuing love for her former lover in the face of the realization that she is fatally ill.

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