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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The most talked about novel of the year is now the most talked about film of the year.
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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 Stephen is in the bathtub, Ingrid's arm suddenly changes position between shots. See more
What would you win by leaving Ingrid?
Dr. Stephen Fleming
You. I'd win you.
Then you'd win something you already have.
Referenced in 100 Greatest Sexy Moments