45 Years (2015)

Charlotte Rampling, Dolly Wells, Tom Courtenay
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There is just one week until Kate Mercer’s forty-fifth wedding anniversary and the planning for the party is going well. But then a letter arrives for her husband. The body of his first love has been discovered, frozen and preserved in the icy glaciers of the Swiss Alps. By the time the party is upon them, five days later, there may not be a marriage left to celebrate. The news sends shock waves through his long marriage to another woman (Charlotte Rampling), and in the week leading up to their 45th wedding anniversary, she begins to wonder who he really is. Directed by Andrew Haigh (Weekend), this sober British drama showcases Rampling in a superb performance. Fearful, confused, and ultimately devastated, her character comes to learn that while a marriage can be strengthened by the years, so can the secret that finally takes it down.