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David Hare (screenplay)
Josephine Hart (novel)
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Release Date:
22 January 1993 (USA) See more »
With love comes risk. With obsession comes... Damage. See more »
A member of Parliament falls passionately in love with his son's fiancée despite the dangers of discovery. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. Another 8 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Much more then you may bargain for. See more (90 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jeremy Irons ... Dr. Stephen Fleming

Juliette Binoche ... Anna Barton

Miranda Richardson ... Ingrid Fleming

Rupert Graves ... Martyn Fleming

Ian Bannen ... Edward Lloyd

Peter Stormare ... Peter Wetzler
Gemma Clarke ... Sally Fleming

Julian Fellowes ... Donald Lyndsay, MP

Leslie Caron ... Elizabeth Prideaux

Tony Doyle ... Prime Minister
Ray Gravell ... Raymond (as Raymond Gravell)
Susan Engel ... Miss Snow

David Thewlis ... Detective

Benjamin Whitrow ... Civil Servant
Jeff Nuttall ... Trevor Leigh Davies MP
Roger Llewellyn ... Palmer
Jason Morell ... Young Man at Sotheby's
Barry Stearn ... Prime Minister's Aide
Linda Delapena ... Beth
Francine Stock ... TV Interviewer
Henry Power ... Henry
Simon De Deney ... Young Man at DTI
Luc Etienne ... Lutetia Receptionist

Directed by
Louis Malle 
Writing credits
David Hare (screenplay)

Josephine Hart (novel)

Produced by
Louis Malle .... producer
Vincent Malle .... co-producer
Simon Relph .... co-producer
Original Music by
Zbigniew Preisner 
Cinematography by
Peter Biziou 
Film Editing by
John Bloom 
Casting by
Patsy Pollock 
Production Design by
Brian Morris 
Art Direction by
Richard Earl 
Set Decoration by
Philippe Turlure 
Costume Design by
Milena Canonero 
Makeup Department
Louise Constad .... key makeup artist
Linda DeVetta .... key makeup artist
Paolo Mantini .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Jean-Yves Asselin .... production manager: France
Mederic Bourlat .... assistant unit manager
Donna Grey .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michel Ferry .... first assistant director
Cordelia Hardy .... second assistant director
Art Department
James Hambidge .... set designer
Sarah Hauldren .... assistant art director
Philippe Turlure .... art director: France
Barry Wilkinson .... property master
Simon Wilkinson .... chargehand stand-by props
Sound Department
Eddy Joseph .... sound editor
Jean-Claude Laureux .... sound
Nigel Mills .... sound editor
Robin O'Donoghue .... re-recording mixer
Brigitte Taillandier .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Bloor .... gaffer
Jean Coudsi .... focus puller: French crew
Marc Koninckx .... camera operator: French crew
Marc Koninckx .... steadicam operator: French crew
Mike Proudfoot .... camera operator
Robert Prévost .... gaffer: French crew
Dominique Robert .... grip: second unit additional crew
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Emily Seresin .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Ian Seymour .... assistant editor
Location Management
Rachel Neale .... location manager
Amanda Stevens .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Wojciech Michniewski .... conductor (as Wosciech Michniewski)
Sinfonia Varsovia .... musician (as Symfonia Varsovia)
Transportation Department
Terry Pritchard .... driver: Louis Malle
Mark White .... transportation
Other crew
Mike Dempsey .... title designer
Ben Jenkins .... production runner
France Lachapelle .... script supervisor (as France La Chapelle)
Janine Modder .... production coordinator (as Janine Lodge)
Helen Seery .... assistant accountant
Stéphanie Seilhean .... production assistant
Joan Washington .... dialogue coach
Daniel Nyiri .... behind the scenes video: writer and producer (uncredited)

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Rated R for strong sexuality, and for language
111 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R18+ | Brazil:18 | Canada:R (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:16 | Hong Kong:III | Iceland:12 (original rating) | Iceland:16 (video rating) | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:R | Peru:18 | Portugal:M/18 | South Korea:18 (re-rating) (cut) | South Korea:(Banned) (1992-1994) | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R
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Did You Know?

Reportedly, Juliette Binoche apparently walked off the set of the film when co-star Jeremy Irons allegedly became too physical during love scenes.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Anna Barton:Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive.See more »
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16 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Much more then you may bargain for., 9 February 2004
Author: triple8 from Conn

I have read some of the reviews on Damage and hope that for someone who hasn't seen it they don't go in expecting some silly little erotic love triangle because this is a lot more then that and, though the story is very well done, it is very difficult to get through. It's NOT light viewing.

Damage is a searing and intense look at the dark side of human nature. (You may want to read the book before you see the film). This so much more then a LOVE TRIANGLE! It examines issues of morality and doing the "right thing" versus giving in to what is basically "forbidden fruit". This story is completely different then "American Beauty" but the tragic tone is set and people who like American Beauty may like this. Josephine Hart has another book called "Sin" that's even better then Damage that I would also recommend although it also has that darkly tragic tone from the beginning. That one also involves family members, in that case the two main characters are sisters. (I do not think "Sin" has been made into a movie though I could be wrong.) In any case-Hart is a master story teller and this is a tragic multi character study but hardly light viewing! Know what your getting into before you get into it and if you haven't, read the book as well. Amazing!

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This is a very sensual movie. EnchantingAngel
What am I missing??! I thought this movie was incredibly weak. cjhusky
Miranda Richardson...... silentsealien
The ending of the film. mikema74
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