Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston, Simon Russell Beale, Barbara Jefford, Harry Hadden-Paton, Ann Mitchell, Karl Johnson, Jolyon Coy, Sarah Kants, Nicholas Amer, Oliver Ford Davies, Mark Tandy, Stuart McLoughlin
Hester Collyer has tried and failed to commit suicide. Some time before, she left her husband, a respectable High Court Judge, for a semi-alcoholic former R.A.F. pilot. The relationship was physical and passionate but his ardor has cooled, leaving her emotionally stranded and desperate. By the end she is brought to a hard decision to live, partly through the intercession of another resident of the tenement house, Mr. Miller, an ex-doctor, struck off for what seems to have been a homosexual offense. These two outcasts, socially ostracized for their 'excessive' loves, find a curious and moving kinship.
- Rachel Weisz Nominee for the 2012 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
- Rachel Weisz Winner for the 2012 New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
- Rachel Weisz Winner for the 2012 Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress