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?
French actress Isabelle Adjani
was originally cast as Anna Barton, but turned it down due to scheduling conflicts. American actress Jodie Foster
was offered the part, but turned it down, because Foster didn't feel that she was right for the role. In the end, the character was cast with French actress Juliette Binoche
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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
Remade as Dangerous