Directed by Anthony Minghella. With Juliet Stevenson, Alan Rickman, Jenny Howe, Carolyn Choa. Once upon a time there were two people in love, their names were Nina and Jamie. They were even happy enough to be able to live happily ever after, (not often the case) and then Jamie died. Nina is left with a house full of rats and handymen, a job teaching foreigners English and an ache that fills the night sky.