Simple words gain so much power in this movie. I don't know about Graham Greene's book, but I kept writing down quotes, some of which seem benign ("You see, Bendrix, never make a promise. You may have to keep it.") but which in the context of the film were extremely powerful. The way the director, scriptwriter and actors controlled emotion while also making a very strong emotional impact is brilliant. Ralph Fiennes was better than ever. His acting extended to vague expressions on his thin lips and the waters of his eyes - OK, I'm exaggerating a bit, but you don't see that kind of subtle acting very often. Fabulous! Julianne Moore was also very good, and Stephen Rea, who played Henry, did a great job as well.
The End of the Affair is about two lovers, Bendrix and Sarah, during WWII in London. Henry is Sarah's by-standing husband. Bendrix and Sarah have a passionate affair and then Sarah pulls back. Bendrix wants her back. Sarah thinks he'll always have her heart. For more, see the film.
The End of the Affair (1999) was directed by Neil Jordan. Michael Nyman wrote the music. I feel this movie is a bit of everything: Hollywood production, European film, and art film.