In a cafe at a railway station, housewife
Laura Jesson meets doctor Alec Harvey.
Although they are already married, they
gradually fall in love with each other.
They continue to meet every Thursday on
the small cafe, although they know that
their love is impossible.
This simple storyline belies what is widely
considered to be one of the finest movies
ever made. Beautifully written by Coward,
impeccably directed by Lean - better known
laterly for his epics, with a wonderful,
unassuming cast and music by Rachmaninov,
Brief Encounter is required watching for
all who truly love movies.