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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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Sally Fleming
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Donald Lyndsay, MP
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Raymond (as Raymond Gravell)
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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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Desire... Deceit... Destiny... See more »

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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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$7,532,911
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Penultimate cinema movie directed by French director Louis Malle with Malle's final theatrical feature film being Vanya on 42nd Street (1994) which was made and released about a couple of years after Damage (1992). See more »

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Anna sets out a vase of red tulips in the Apartment M hideaway. When she sets them up they are long and limp, but when the movie cuts back to Stephen being interviewed by the inspector, the flowers are shorter and standing straight up. See more »

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Ingrid Fleming: [screaming, devastated] GIVE *ME* MY SON!
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great movie...?
19 May 2009 | by 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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