Damage Movie Review 1992

Information and Film Reviews for Damage the Movie

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The elegant Irons portrays Stephen, a middle-aged, married British politican who has always been completely in control of his life, especially where his feelings are concerned. Then he meets Anna (Binoche), his son's less-than-innocent fiance, and immediately begins an obsessive, wildly sexual affair with her. Stephen should have listened to Anna's warning about herself "Damaged people are dangerous, they know they can survive," because their passion leads to betrayal and tragedy. Binoche is more icon than human being but the film still hypnotizes as an exploration of passion. Based on the novel by Josephine Hart. An unrated version is also available.

Distribution

New Line Home Video, 116 N. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048, Phone: (310)854-5811, Fax: (310)854-1824, URL: http://www.newline.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 111 minutes.
Originally from British, French.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Romantic Drama, Tragedy, Romantic Triangles, Bad Dads, Sex & Sexuality, Obsessive Love, Marriage, Family Drama
Screenplay
David Hare
Cast
Jeremy Irons, Juliette Binoche, Rupert Graves, Miranda Richardson, Ian Bannen, Leslie Caron, Peter Stormare, Gemma Clark, Julian Fellowes
Cinematography
Peter Biziou
Director
Louis Malle
Music
Zbigniew Preisner
Producer
Louis Malle, New Line Cinema

Awards

British Acad. 1992: Support. Actress (Richardson); L.A. Film Critics 1992: Score.

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