The setting is Vienna. A young American woman is brought to a hospital after overdosing on pills, apparently in a suicide attempt. A police detective suspects foul play on the part of her lover, an American psychology professor. As doctors try to save her life, the detective interrogates the professor, and through flashbacks we see the events leading up to the woman's overdose; her stormy and intensely sexual relationship with the professor, her heavy drinking and numerous affairs, and her estrangement from her Czech husband. A darkly erotic study of several rather unsympathetic characters. Written by
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A Terrifying Love Story [Theatrical Australia]
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Did You Know?
Inspector Netusil (Harvey Keitel) sports long hair, which he also slicks back, throughout this movie. See more
Near the beginning of the movie, when the Czechoslovakian border guard checks the names on his list, the list contains several Czech swear words instead of personal names and occupations ("Mrdac", "Kurevnik", "Prdelac"...). See more
You tell the truth about a lie so beautifully.
The Koln Concert
Music by Keith Jarrett
Performed by Keith Jarrett
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