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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Was featured in an edition of Empire in 1997 as follows: "Most talked about sex scene, Damage (1992). The film's a turkey, but nobody could stop talking about what a profound turn off it was seeing Jeremy Irons having sex. Poor Jeremy. Rupert Graves (phwoar!) walks into a room to catch his fiancée, (Juliette Binoche) on top of his randy skinny father (Irons). In sheer understandable horror he backs out of the room with such force, that he falls backwards over a bannister rail and pops his clogs. Needless to say Juliette and Jeremy didn't have sex again, a fact that has pleased most people". See more
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
Dr. Stephen Fleming
[Martyn has fallen to his death, Stephen arrives home to find Ingrid in the kitchen with a bloody and bruised face
The pain was unbearable. I was beating myself.