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Damage (1992)

A member of Parliament falls passionately in love with his son's fiancée despite the dangers of discovery.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Martyn Fleming
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Edward Lloyd
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Peter Wetzler
Gemma Clarke ...
Sally Fleming
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Donald Lyndsay, MP
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Elizabeth Prideaux
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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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Storyline

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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The most talked about novel of the year is now the most talked about film of the year. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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

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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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1.66 : 1
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According to the Turner Classic Movies website, the film was "shot primarily in London, with one day each in Brussels and Paris" and the "Skreba Damage production company was created by Greenpoint Skreba for this film". 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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Ingrid Fleming: Why didn't you kill yourself? You should have killed yourself when it started, then I would have mourned you. It would have been difficult but I would have buried you. And I WOULD have wept. You are not an evil man. You should have killed yourself.
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Remade as Dangerous (1995) See more »

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If I was on a deserted island with only 1 movie...
5 April 1999 | by (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada) – See all my reviews

There's a fine line between passion and pain, and no one does either of them better than Jeremy Irons. Obsession is the bottom line here, and anyone who's been there can relate. Nothing else matters, and in this movie, Irons crosses all the lines. His first introduction to Binoche...their first rendezvous...their last ...these are engraved in my memory. Sure rich and beautiful people populate this movie, but the emotional punch it packs is one hundred percent REAL. Miranda Richardson, as the grieving mother, couldn't be better. The haunting photographic image near the end of the movie hit me very hard. A deserted island? And only one movie? Damage. Damage. Damage.


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