Enduring Love

Synopsis: On a beautiful cloudless day a young couple celebrate their reunion with a picnic. Joe has planned a postcard-perfect afternoon in the English countryside with his partner, Claire. But as Joe and Claire prepare to open a bottle of champagne, their idyll comes to an abrupt end. A hot air balloon drifts into the field, obviously in trouble. The pilot catches his leg in the anchor rope, while the only passenger, a boy, is too scared to jump down. Joe and three other men rush to secure the basket. Just as they secure the balloon, the wind rushes into the field, and at once the rescuers are airborne. Joe manages to drop to the ground, as do most of his companions, but one man is lifted skywards. As Joe, Claire and the other rescuers watch this strangely beautiful sight, they see the man fall to his death. Recalling the day's events at dinner with his friends Robin and Rachel, Joe reveals the impact the accident has had on his battered psyche. Ironically the balloon eventually lands safely,
Director(s): Roger Michell
Production: Paramount Classics
  4 wins & 12 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

I was wondering

whether you'd like to meet up.

Actually, you know, I'm... I'm...

I'm really, really busy at the moment.

In fact, I'm just right

in the middle of something now, so...

I really wouldn't mind...

talking about this, you know.

- Talking about what?

- Oh, you know... things.

- What are you doing now?

- Um...

- Well, to...

- Look, look, I know you're busy.

I know this is a bit forward of me.

Look, look, I'll make you a promise.

Just see me this once, yeah,

and I'll never bother you again.

That's a solemn promise,

do you know what I mean?

I just... really think we should...

...talk about what happened.

I mean, what was all that about, eh?


It's like, you know, f***.

Where are you?

- Oh, I can come to you.

- No, no, no.

Just... um... Just tell me where you are.

I'm er... I'm in the park across the street.

How you doing, mate?

Good to see you, Jez. How are you?

- Jed.

- Sorry?

- Jed. Jed Parry.

- Sorry.

- Jed, Jed. How are you?

- Hi.


- There's a caff up the road. I thought...

- I've eaten.

- Cook a blinding fry-up.

- I've already had breakfast. Thanks.

Well, I'd rather go inside, if you know

what I mean, it's quite important.

Can't you tell me here?

You... You know what I'm talking about.

Do you want me to spell it out?

Yeah, I think I would, actually.

- I'm a bit in the...

- Come on, Joe, be a sport.

- I've got a lot of work to do.

- Nonsense.

I have. I'm in the middle of something.

I don't know what this is about.

Don't pretend you don't know

what I'm talking about.

- Well, I don't.

- Why can't you just say it?

Just say it.

- Open up to me.

- Look...

Thanks, but um...

...I've... I've got to go

and do something else.


Well, bye. Bye, then.


See you, bye.


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Joe Penhall

Joe Penhall (born 1967) is an English playwright and screenwriter, best known for his award-winning stage play Blue/Orange, the award-winning West End musical Sunny Afternoon and creating the Netflix original series Mindhunter. more…

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