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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With love comes risk. With obsession comes... Damage. See more »

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

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$7,532,911 (USA)
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Screenwriter David Hare had covered similar thematic territory earlier with Paris by Night (1988) which he wrote and directed for the screen. In that movie, Charlotte Rampling also portrays a politician who has an affair. See more »

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Early in the film when Stephen arrives home it is night. Yet once inside, when the maid draws the curtains, the garden outside is bathed in sunlight. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Stephen Fleming: I can't see past you.
Anna Barton: I don't think you've ever seen much of anything.
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Featured in The 65th Annual Academy Awards (1993) See more »

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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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