|Starring:||Juliette Binoche, Jeremy Irons, Ian Bannen, Miranda Richardson, Rupert Graves, Leslie Caron|
|Run time:||1 hour 46 minutes|
|Rental release:||Not currently released|
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Compelling erotic dramaBy Philip Concannon from London , 24 May 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]'Damage' is the story of Stephen Fleming(Jeremy Irons) a member of parliament who seems to have it all, supportive wife, succesful son, great career prospects. However, when he meets Anna(Juliette Binoche) he willingly risks it all as they begin a passionate affair. Matters are further complicated by the fact that Anna is about to marry Fleming's son.
Louis Malle's drama is a blistering examination of a man giving in to lust. Malle doesn't explain the source of their attraction and simply follows their increasingly torrid and obsessive affair, which has devastating consequences. Irons and Binoche have meaty roles to get their teeth into here and respond with the kind of performances we've come to expect from these excellent actors. Miranda Richardson is also superb as Fleming's bewildered wife.
Malle avoids being too explicit and instead concentrates on the psychological and emotional impact of the relationship. The result is a powerful, daring, superbly acted drama.
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watch itBy groovygrandad (6 reviews) from Bolton , 04 Apr 2008really enjoyed this film Kevin Bacon played an excellent part.
Rubbish! No SubtitlesBy Juicypefkos (87 reviews) from Reading , 01 Apr 2008Rubbish! No Subtitles
Sexy!By weejock (17 reviews) from London , 23 Nov 2007Sexy! Erotic! Worth watching!
ObsessionBy a customer from Bristol , 05 Nov 2007This film is a good portrayal of what it really means to be obssessed with someone. The death of a child seemed like nothing to the guy. Can sex really have that much hold over people? This film is a must watch.
shocking subjectBy a customer from england , 11 Aug 2007Extreme obsession that at times the film fail to make believeble