This film attracted me because of the actors, and it kept me going because of the actors. Henry Miles, played by Stephen Rea, meets an old friend, Maurice Bendix, played by Ralph Fiennes one night in a rainy London. Henry is married to Sarah, played by Julianne Moore, and Henry is depressed. It seems he thinks Sarah, is having an affair. This wakens, Maurice, because he had been her lover. What follows is a sometimes convoluted story of betrayal, sorrow and misery.
As we follow these three characters, Maurice, Henry and Sarah, we see in flashbacks, the entire story of the three. Henry has hired a private detective to spy upon Sarah, though it is really Maurice who did the hiring and the follow up. What we think is the story is not in reality what occurred, or is it?
The acting is top notch, and the music swells when needed. A look at long ago when we think life was easier, but, no it was not. However, this is a fine film to spend a rainy afternoon.
Recommended. prisrob 09-16-18