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Truly, Madly, Deeply

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Year - 1991
Studio - British Broadcasting Company
Stars - Juliet Stevenson, Alan Rickman, Jenny Howe, Carolyn Choa, Bill Paterson, Michael Maloney
Director - Anthony Minghella
Writing Credits - Anthony Minghella
Music - Barrington Pheloung


Nina (Juliet Stevenson) is grieving the loss of her husband, Jamie (Alan Rickman), who died at a young age. She is seeing a therapist to help her cope with the loss, and she imagines he is constantly conversing with her. To add to her troubles, her home is in a bad state of repair and has rats.

Then, to her joy, Jamie returns to her, as a ghost, but in flesh and blood form. She is deliriously happy with his presence, although he complains constantly about being cold and wraps himself in layers of blankets. Soon, he invites other ghost acquaintances to visit, and they all sit, wrapped in blankets, watching old movies on the parlor television. Nina begins to tire of the visitors, whose numbers continue to grow. On the positive side, the rats leave, apparently in fear of the ghosts.

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She meets a charming man, Mark (Michael Maloney), who, while interested in seeing her, doesn't understand why she won't give him her address or talk about her personal life.

Eventually, Nina and Jamie understand that she must resume her life. Nina calls for Mark to come and get her, and, as she leaves, the ghosts emerge from the shadows. They watch from the window as Nina and Sandy embrace on the street below, and Jamie smiles, but with a tear in his eye.

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