The Sense of an Ending

What if time could flow backwards, to remind us that our life is a story we have told to ourselves? And this is my story.

    The Sense of an Ending Synopsis

    Tony Webster, divorced and retired, leads a reclusive and relatively quiet life.

    One day, he learns that the mother of his university girlfriend, Veronica, left in her will a diary kept by his best friend who dated Veronica after she and Tony parted ways.

    Tony’s quest to recover the diary, now in Veronica’s possession, forces him to revisit his flawed recollections of his friends and of his younger self. As he digs deeper into his past, it all starts to come back; the first love, the broken heart, the deceit, the regrets, the guilt... Can Tony bear to face the truth and take responsibility for the devastating consequences of actions he took so long ago?




    Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter, Michelle Dockery, Emily Mortimer, Billy Howle, Joe Alwyn, Freya Mavor, Matthew Goode


    Ritesh Batra


    David M. Thompson, Ed Rubin


    Nick Payne

    Executive Producers:

    Ben Browning, Aaron Ryder, Glen Basner, Milan Popelka, Norman Merry, Christine Langan, Ed Wethered



    Credits summary:

    FilmNation Entertainment and BBC Films present in association with LipSync Productions An Origin Pictures Production A Ritesh Batra Film



    Running time:

    108 mins

    Release Dates


    14 April 2017

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