Brief Encounter is a 1945 British romantic movie drama directed by David Lean about British suburban life on the world of World War 2 , centering on Laura, a married woman with children with a stranger, Alec. They fall in love, bringing about unexpected consequences.
The film stars Celia Johnson , Trevor Howard , Stanley Holloway and Joyce Carey . The screenplay is by Noël Coward , based on his 1936 one-act play Still Life . The soundtrack prominently features the Piano Concerto No. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff , played by Eileen Joyce .