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Damage (1992)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  22 January 1993 (USA)
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A member of Parliament falls passionately in love with his son's fiancée despite the dangers of discovery.

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Martyn Fleming
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Edward Lloyd
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Peter Wetzler
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Sally Fleming
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Donald Lyndsay, MP
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Elizabeth Prideaux
Tony Doyle ...
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Ray Gravell ...
Raymond (as Raymond Gravell)
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Miss Snow
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Trevor Leigh Davies MP
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A member of Parliament (Irons) falls passionately in love with his son's fiancée. They pursue their affair with obsessive abandon despite the dangers of discovery and what it would do to his complacent life and his son. Completely obsessed, he wants to give up his current lifestyle to be with her. She has no intention of allowing him to do this, preferring to have her marriage to the son as a cover. They are eventually discovered, and must deal with the damage. Based on the novel by Josephine Hart. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Rated R for strong sexuality, and for language | See all certifications »

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$7,532,911 (USA)
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The film was made and released only about a year or so after its source novel of the same name by Josephine Hart had been first published in 1991. See more »

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When Anna's mother comes over for lunch, we see a shot of Anna. Stephen's shoulder is already in the frame, even though he only sits down next to her in the following shot. See more »

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Elizabeth Prideaux: You must understand, this is a wonderful chance for Anna to get a fresh start in life.
Dr. Stephen Fleming: I'm not sure I know what you mean.
Elizabeth Prideaux: Yes you do. I watched you at lunch. You didn't dare to look at her.
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great movie...?
19 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After all comments I already read here, I am kind of confused. My opinion? Good script, good casting, beautiful people, carefully made movie, but for some reason, not quite convincing. Binoche and Irons became lovers and they are living a completely forbidden passion, a passion so violent and complete that they risk everything around them (specially Irons). But their performances are so rigid, so empty of life and (precisely) passion...!! I've seen people greeting friends at a birthday party with more enthusiasm and sparks in their eyes that Binoche and Irons meeting to have sex in a secret apartment. They both look like they were in drugs, and the boyfriend/son who does not know anything... well, my cat is a better actor when he wants food. One thing is that some people is not running around crying aloud when they are in love, and another thing is acting a love scene like you are thinking of you are out of milk and have to go to the supermarket.


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