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Damage (1992)

 -  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 ...
Prime Minister
Ray Gravell ...
Raymond (as Raymond Gravell)
Susan Engel ...
Miss Snow
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Detective
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Civil Servant
Jeff Nuttall ...
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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22 January 1993 (USA)  »

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Fatale  »

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$7,532,911 (USA)
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Isabelle Adjani was originally cast as Anna, but turned it down due to her schedule. See more »

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When Stephen is in the bathtub, Ingrid's arm suddenly changes position between shots. See more »

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Dr. Stephen Fleming: I saw her once more only. I saw her by accident at an airport, changing planes. She didn't see me. She was with Peter. She was holding a child. She was no different from anyone else.
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A Louise Malle masterpiece of unbridled passion!
18 February 2004 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

Fatale (Damage) is one of the most deeply lustful and emotionally charged films I've seen in years, a true Louise Malle masterpiece of unbridled passion. The love scenes are hot, to say the least, and I'll never be able to look at Julliet Binochet again without remembering them. Jeremy Irons does incredible work here and Amanda Richardson, who's part really doesn't require much during most of the movie, actually steals the film with some over the top acting at the end. However, it's Julliet Binochet who anchors this fine movie with her riveting performance and her strong and quite impressive visual presence. I simply couldn't take my eyes off her whenever she was on screen.


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