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45 Years

Andrew Haigh

45 Years (Criterion Blu-Ray)

7 Mar 2017


1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • United Kingdom
  • 2015
  • 95 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  • Spine #861

In this exquisitely calibrated film, Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay perform a subtly off-kilter pas de deux as Kate and Geoff, an English couple who, on the eve of an anniversary celebration, find their long marriage shaken by the arrival of a letter to Geoff that unceremoniously collapses his past into their shared present. Director Andrew Haigh carries the tradition of British realist cinema to artful new heights in 45 Years, weaving the momentous into the mundane as the pair go about their daily lives, while the evocatively flat, wintry Norfolk landscape frames their struggle to maintain an increasingly untenable status quo. Loosely adapting a short story by David Constantine, Haigh shifts the focus from the slightly erratic Geoff to Kate, eliciting a remarkable, nuanced portrayal by Rampling of a woman’s gradual metamorphosis from unflappable wife to woman undone.


Kate MercerCharlotte Rampling
Geoff MercerTom Courtenay
LenaGeraldine James
CharlotteDolly Wells
GeorgeDavid Sibley
Chris, the postmanSam Alexander
Mr. WatkinsRichard Cunningham
Travel agentHannah Chalmers
Café waitressCamille Ucan
JakeRufus Wright


DirectorAndrew Haigh
ProducerTristan Goligher
Director of photographyLol Crawley
EditorJonathan Alberts
Production designerSarah Finlay
Sound designJoakim Sundström
CostumesSuzie Harman
MakeupNicole Stafford
Casting directorKahleen Crawford

Disc Features


  • 2K digital transfer, supervised by director Andrew Haigh, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary featuring Haigh and producer Tristan Goligher
  • New documentary featuring interviews with Haigh, Goligher, actors Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, editor Jonathan Alberts, and director of photography Lol Crawley
  • New interview with David Constantine, author of the short story on which the film is based
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Ella Taylor

    New cover by Anthony Gerace

Other Editions

45 Years (Criterion DVD)

7 Mar 2017


1 Disc

SRP: $29.95

Criterion Store price:$23.96


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