• Publication date: April 25, 2010

The End of the Affair

A tale about a man who becomes obsessed with his friend’s wife after she abruptly ends their affair.

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 1999

MBC Max:

November 13, 2015 20:00 (KSA) ~ November 13, 2015 19:00 (CLT)

Maurice Bendrix is a novelist who during World War II had an affair with Sarah Miles, the wife of his best friend Henry.

Sarah abruptly broke off the romance in 1944, but two years later, after Maurice runs into Henry, he becomes obsessed with the affair and hires a man to investigate her.

He reads her diary of their forbidden romance and discovers that, overwhelmed with fear and guilt, she pledged to God that she would end the affair if Maurice's life were spared.

Maurice is determined to reintroduce himself into Sarah's life, but she fears that being near him would be too great a temptation.


  • Ralph Fiennes
  • Julianne Moore
  • Stephen Rea
  • Heather Jay-Jones
  • Ian Hart

Directed by: Neil Jordan

Rating:R for scenes of strong sexuality