Truly Madly Deeply

Synopsis: Once upon a time there were two people in love, their names were Nina and Jamie. They were even happy enough to be able to live happily ever after, (not often the case) and then Jamie died. Nina is left with a house full of rats and handymen, a job teaching foreigners English and an ache that fills the night sky.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Director(s): Anthony Minghella
Production: BBC
  Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 16 wins & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
106 min

Mostly when I'm walking... night - or anyway, by myself-

if I'm frightened or...

Then he'll turn up.

He'll talk about what I'm doing.

You know, some advice. He'll say...

..."Don't be frightened. I've told you -

walk in the middle of the road at night."

And I do. I move over

to the middle of the road.

Or, I don't know, he'll say...

"It's a disgrace. This street is a disgrace."

"There's no proper lighting.

Have you written? You must write."

He's always forthright. I mean, he always

was forthright, so I suppose that's not...

But, you know, he'll also

speak in Spanish to me...

...which is odd, because

he couldn't speak Spanish.

And I would have been feeling low,

you know, very alone and hopeless...

...and then he's there, his presence.

And it's OK. It's fine.

And he tells me he loves me.

And then he's not there any more.

And then how do you feel?

OK. Fine.

Well, I feel looked after, I suppose.

Watched over.

He never says anything

profound or earth-shattering.

You know, he doesn't say

"Well, God thinks this" or...

Or about the planet or world events

or "There is no God."

It's all "Go to bed, brush your teeth,"...

...or the way I'm brushing my teeth,

because I always brush them side to side.

I'll be doing that and he'll say "Down at

the top. Come on. Up from the bottom."

Or "Lock the back door."

- Cierra la puerta de atras.

- What's that?

- Lock the back door.

- Is it significant, do you think...

...he says that in Spanish?


Cierra la puerta de atras.

I did. It's locked.

How long ago did Jamie die?


Jamie. When was it he died?

- Night. Bye.

- Are you off, Carolyn? Bye.

- See you tomorrow.

- Night.

- Night, Sandy.

- Oh, bye, Carolyn.

I like your hair.

- What?

- Your hair. It looks...

Is... is it different?

Or is it the earrings?

They're terrific. They look sort of... Inca.

Sandy, what are you talking about?

- Are you depressed?

- No.

I don't just love you because

you translate my postcards.

I know.

Everybody's just a wee bit

concerned about you.

- Everybody who?

- You've disappeared. Gone to ground.

You don't go out or invite

people round, you look terrible...

- Except for my hair.

- Your hair was never your strong point.

- So is it still Jamie?

- What?

I can understand that.

Lord knows, I miss Gabriella.

I hated her and I still miss her,

so I understand that.

You've got to get out. Unless you

get out, you'll never meet anybody.

OK. OK, darling, thanks.

So, come on, have a wee drink

with your Uncle Sandy.

Sandy, I can't. I can't.

I just can't.

Hi. Everything OK?

- Good. Very safe now.

- Yeah, I'm much happier with the door.

- Take ten men to break down this door.

- Titus, it's nearly midnight.

Yes. I come to see if you

still want me in the morning.


Yes, I do, actually, please.

I can't close any of my kitchen cabinets.

Oh, and Titus, listen, I've got rats.

Either two massive rats who keep eating

or 2,000 on a calorie-controlled diet.

I had this man who came this morning.

He put down enough poison

to knock out half of north London...

...and it's disappearing. Look.

I'm missing Poland.

- Right.

- Sometimes I think I hate Poland...

...but then a song goes through

my head, some music, or a taste.

I remember... taste of Polish bread.

A man should never drink. He remembers

only his country, his mother, his lovers.

Yeah. I'm going to bed.

I'm bushed. It's been a really busy day.

Nina... you are the only

beautiful woman I meet in London.

Absolutely right.

That's got nothing to do with the drink.

I am the only beautiful woman in London.

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Anthony Minghella

Anthony Minghella, CBE (6 January 1954 – 18 March 2008) was a British film director, playwright and screenwriter. He was chairman of the board of Governors at the British Film Institute between 2003 and 2007. more…

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