45 Years 2015 Criterion CollectionKate (Charlotte Rampling) and Geoff Mercer (Tom Courtenay) are a mature couple who live their quiet lives in a quaint British community. Their daily routine includes Kate walking the dog in the morning and Geoff reading. They are approaching their 45th wedding anniversary and a big party is going to be held to commemorate the event. As the week leading up to the celebration begins, Geoff receives a mysterious letter. Nearly 50 years ago, Geoff and his then girlfriend Katya, had been hiking in the Alps, when Katya fell to her death. Now, all of these years later, her body has been found under the ice.

This letter rekindles deep-held emotions, and the relationship comes under strain as Geoff is clearly troubled and Kate struggles to understand why. As they discuss it and Kate finds further background it becomes clear that the ancient relationship was no mere tryst for Geoff. Is he being entirely honest with her about it, or does it threaten to taint their trusting relationship? As we see preparations for the 45th anniversary party coming to a head we are taken deep into the couple’s emotions, their insecurities and their feelings for one another.

Director: Andrew Haigh
Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James
Country: UK
Genre: Drama, Romance

BD50 + DVD9 | 1080p AVC, NTSC | 01:35:39 | 41.1 Gb + 7.05 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

Extras:

Commentary - in this audio commentary, director Andrew Haigh and producer Tristan Goligher explain in detail detail where and how different sequences from 45 Years were shot, and discuss important editing choices, the different dilemmas the two characters face as their relationship evolves, the interesting finale, etc. The commentary was recorded in 2015.

The Making of 45 Years - this exclusive new documentary takes a closer look at the production history of 45 Years. Included in it are clips from new interviews with director Andrew Haigh, Tom Courtenay (Geoff), Charlotte Rampling (Kate), producer Tristan Goligher, and editor Jonathan Alberts, amongst others. The documentary was produced by Criterion in 2016. In English, not subtitled. (37 min, 1080p).

David Constantine - in this new video interview, author and poet David Constantine discusses Andrew Haigh's adaptation of his short story, In Another Country, and some of the changes that were made in 45 years. The interview was conducted exclusively for Criterion in 2016. In English, not subtitled. (14 min, 1080p).

Trailer - original Sundance Select theatrical trailer for 45 Years. In English, not subtitled. (3 min, 1080p).

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