The Wife

After nearly forty years of marriage, JOAN and JOE CASTLEMAN (Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce) are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of Great Man's Wife. Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work. Joe's literary star has blazed since he and Joan first met in the late 1950. THE WIFE interweaves the story of the couple's youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage, thirty-plus years later - a lifetime's shared compromises, secrets, betrayals, and mutual love.

- Synopsis provided by Internet Video Archive

Credits

Director:

  • Björn Runge

Cast:

  • Glenn Close
  • Jonathan Pryce
  • Christian Slater
  • Max Irons
  • Harry Lloyd
  • Annie Stark
  • Elizabeth McGovern

Writer:

  • Jane Anderson

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