The Deep Blue Sea is a British drama film directed by Terence Davies and starring Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston and Simon Russell Beale. It is an adaptation of the 1952 Terence Rattigan play The Deep Blue Sea about the wife of a Judge who engages in an affair with an RAF pilot.
Directed by : Terence Davies
Screenplay by : Terence Davies
Starring : Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston, Simon Russell Beale
Cinematography : Florian Hoffmeister
Editing by : David Charap
Studio : Camberwell / Fly Films, Film4, Protagonist Pictures, UK Film Council
Distributed by : Music Box Films, Artificial Eye
Release date: 11 September 2011 (Toronto premiere), 25 November 2011 (United Kingdom), 23 March 2012 (United States)
Set 'around 1950', The Deep Blue Sea tells the story of Hester Collyer, the younger wife of High Court judge Sir William Collyer, who has embarked on a passionate affair with Freddie Page, a handsome young RAF pilot troubled by his memories of the war.
The majority of the film takes place during one day in Hester's flat, a day on which she has decided to commit suicide. Her attempt fails and as she recovers, the story of her affair and her married life is played out in a mosaic of short and sporadic flashbacks. We soon discover the constraints of Hester's comfortable marriage, which is affectionate but without sexual passion.
As Hester's affair is discovered she leaves her life of comparative luxury and moves into a small dingy London flat with Freddie. Hester's new lover has awakened her sexuality, but the reckless, thrill-seeking Freddie can never give her the love and stability that her husband gave. Yet to return to a life without passion would be unbearable. The film takes its title from her dilemma.
The Deep Blue Sea 2011 - Official Trailer HD