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
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Did You Know?
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
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
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.
Yes you do. I watched you at lunch. You didn't dare to look at her.
Remade as Irreparable Damage