Deborah Ross

All from nothing

Tom Courtenay gives a subtle performance but most of the credit for the brilliance of the film must lie with director Andrew Haigh and a transfixing Charlotte Rampling

Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years stars Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay as a long married couple whose relationship is disturbed by a letter relating to his first girlfriend, a German who died in the Swiss alps 50 years earlier. Aside from that, not much happens. A shopping trip to Norwich is about as exciting as it gets, on the action front.

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