- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 7 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: December 26, 2001
- Originally Released: 1992
- Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Single Side - Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 - English
- Mono - French
- Mono - Spanish
- Additional Release Material:
- Interviews: Anthonly Minghella - Director
- Audio Commentary: Anthony Minghella - Director
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Los Angeles Times - 05/08/1991
"...Enjoyably askew....[Stevenson] has a charged core, like Judy Davis, and she makes you root for her passage to happiness..."
In Anthony Minghella's directorial debut, Nina (Juliet Stevenson) is trying to put her life back together following the untimely death of her boyfriend, Jamie (Alan Rickman). She still hears his voice in her head, telling her to lock the back door, or instructing her in the proper way to brush her teeth. Nina gets the shock of her life when Jamie returns to her--still dead, but there in the flesh nevertheless. Just as the two settle back into their comfortable relationship, Nina meets Mark (Michael Maloney), a kind, quirky fellow who is obviously drawn to her. Nina is then caught between two worlds and two men--one dead and from and her past, the other alive and in the present. A supporting cast of mildly eccentric characters adds flavor to this romantic comedy about finding love where and when you least expect it. Stevenson is enchanting as Nina, instilling her with humor and grief simultaneously. Rickman's performance as Jamie, a dead cellist who brings other dead friends to hang out at Nina's flat, is wonderfully subtle and droll.
Essential Cinema |
Love Story |
- Theatrical release date: May 24, 1991.
- Shot in London and Bristol, England.
- TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY is the directorial debut for playwright Anthony Minghella, who wrote the part of Nina specifically for actress Juliet Stevenson, with whom he had worked before.
- The film was a welcome change of pace for British graphic artist-turned-actor Alan Rickman, whose first film was the popular John McTiernan action-adventure DIE HARD, starring Bruce Willis. American audiences were introduced to Rickman in that film, as the almost sensual, but vicious, German terrorist Hans Gruber.
- The film features the poem "La Muerta" by Pablo Neruda.
- Released in the U.K. under the title CELLO.
- TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY premiered at the 34th London Film Festival November 10, 1990. The film was also shown at the 1991 Sundance Film Festival in January; the American Film Market in Santa Monica, California, in February; the AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival in April; the Cannes Film Festival in May; the Edinburgh Film Festival in August and the Sitges Fantasy Film Festival in October.
- Score composer Barrington Pheloung arranged the impromptu version of "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore" performed by Rickman and Stevenson.
- "Are you telling me there are dead people in my living room watching videos'"--Nina