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The Sense of an Ending
United Kingdom 2016
In English without subtitles
For audiences aged 12 and above
|As source material goes, "The Sense of an Ending" is rather more literary, adapted from Julian Barnes' 2011 novel by playwright Nick Payne, and one can feel the ideas knocking about behind the deceptively simple-looking facades of its characters. Fusty curmudgeon Tony Webster (Jim Broadbent) appears content to have traded his ambitions as a poet for a life spent tending a tiny vintage camera shop. It was an early girlfriend, Veronica (Freya Mavor), who gave Tony his first Leica camera, though the humiliation of losing her to an old schoolmate also seems to have shaped his younger self (played by Billy Howle). But whose love was Tony more devastated to lose: hers or the golden boy they both admired?
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Director: Ritesh Batra
Ritesh Batra (born in 1979) is an Indian director whose debut The Lunchbox (2013) rocketed him to international fame. The Sense of an Ending is his second full-length fictive feature film.
|Screenplay: Nick Payne, based on a novel by Julian Barnes
Cast: Jim Broadbent, Harriet Walter, Michelle Dockery, Emily Mortimer, Billy Howle, Freya Mavor, Charlotte Rampling, Joe Alwyn, James Wilby
Production: David M. Thompson & Ed Rubin / Origin Pictures
Sales: SF Studios