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Pascal Bruckner (novel)
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Release Date:
18 March 1994 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Haß kann nur gedeihen, wo Liebe ist... [Hatred can only develop when there is love...]
Plot:
British couple Fiona and Nigel Dobson are sailing to Istanbul en route to India. They encounter a beautiful French woman... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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An Unconventional Story, About Relationship, Moral, Hypocrisy, Behavior, Love and Hate, In Another Masterpiece of Roman Polanski See more (105 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Coyote ... Oscar

Emmanuelle Seigner ... Mimi

Hugh Grant ... Nigel

Kristin Scott Thomas ... Fiona

Victor Banerjee ... Mr. Singh
Sophie Patel ... Amrita Singh
Patrick Albenque ... Steward
Smilja Mihailovitch ... Bridge Player
Leo Eckmann ... Bridge Player
Luca Vellani ... Dado
Richard Dieux ... Partygoer
Danny Wuyts ... Bandleader (as Danny Garcy)
Daniel Dhubert ... Bus Inspector
Nathalie Galán ... Girl in Boutique (as Nathalie Galan)
Eric Gonzales ... Cook
Jim Adhi Limas ... Thai Maître D' (as Jim-Adhi Limas)
Boris Bergman ... Oscar's Friend
Olivia Brunaux ... Cindy
Heavon Grant ... Basil
Charlene ... Hooker
Geoffrey Carey ... Neighbour with Dog
Robert Benmussa ... Flight Dispatcher
Claire Lopez ... Model
Shannon Finnegan ... Housewife
Frédérique Lopez ... Brunette (as Frederique Lopez)
Ysé Tran ... Eurasian Girl (as Yse Marguerite Tran)
Claude Bonnet ... Mayor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Stockard Channing ... Beverly (uncredited)

Directed by
Roman Polanski 
 
Writing credits
Pascal Bruckner (novel "Lunes de Fiel")

Roman Polanski (screenplay) &
Gérard Brach (screenplay) (as Gerard Brach) &
John Brownjohn (screenplay)

Jeff Gross (script collaboration)

Produced by
Robert Benmussa .... executive producer
Roman Polanski .... producer
Alain Sarde .... co-producer
Timothy Burrill .... co-producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Vangelis 
 
Cinematography by
Tonino Delli Colli (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Hervé de Luze  (as Herve De Luze)
 
Production Design by
Willy Holt 
Gérard Viard  (as Gerard Viard)
 
Costume Design by
Jackie Budin 
 
Makeup Department
Loli Avellanas .... hair stylist (as Lolita Avellanas)
Alain Bernard .... hair stylist
Sophie Harvey .... makeup artist
Didier Lavergne .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jean-Marc Abbou .... unit manager
Jean-Jacques Damiani .... production manager
Françoise Piraud .... post-production manager
Daniel Szuster .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eric Bartonio .... first assistant director
Emanuel Booz .... second assistant director (as Emmanuel Booz)
Patrick Boshart .... second assistant director
Michel Cheyko .... first assistant director
Anne Trinquelle .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Benoît Clémenceau .... production buyer (as Benoit Clemenceau)
Jean-Michel Ducourty .... assistant art director
Maurice Guarguir .... set painter
Marcel Laude .... property master
André Loisif .... construction manager (as Andre Loisif)
Jean-Claude Perchet .... set dresser
Jacques Quinternet .... production buyer
Philippe Turlure .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Jean-François Auger .... post-synch mixer
Jean-Marie Blondel .... boom operator
Daniel Brisseau .... sound
Mimi Dashefski .... dialogue editor
Roberto Garzelli .... sound editor
Lizi Gelber .... adr editor (as Lizabeth Gelber)
Anne-Marie Leduc .... dialogue editor
Jean-Pierre Lelong .... foley artist
Marion Lorthioir .... post-synchronization
Jacques Lévy .... post-synchronization (as Jacques Levy)
Mario Melchiorri .... foley artist
Ray Merrin .... sound mixer
Laurent Quaglio .... sound editor
Bill Rowe .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Jean-François Cousson .... special effects
Pierre Foury .... special effects
Martin Gutteridge .... special effects
Benoît Lestang .... special effects
Frederic Moreau .... optical effects supervisor
Jean-Louis Trinquier .... special effects
Paul Wilson .... special effects
David Ford .... senior technician: model unit (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Jean-Louis Airola .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean-Marie Benoît .... electrician (as Jean-Marie Benoit)
Roberto de Franceschi .... assistant camera (as Roberto De Franceschi)
François Duhamel .... still photographer
Etienne George .... still photographer
André Haidant .... grip (as Andre Haidant)
Gérard Haidant .... grip (as Gerard Haidant)
Jean Harnois .... camera operator
François Lauliac .... focus puller
Jean-Claude Le Bras .... gaffer (as Jean-Claude Lebras)
Valérie Le Gurun .... electrician (as Valerie Le Gurun)
Nicola Pecorini .... Steadicam operator
André Thiéry .... key grip (as Andre Thiery)
Jean-Pierre Voisin .... electrician
Alex Howe .... focus puller: sfx unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Alberte Garo .... crowd casting
Françoise Menidrey .... casting: France
Mary Selway .... casting: UK
Bonnie Timmermann .... casting: USA (as Bonnie Timmerman)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ann Dunsford .... wardrobe master (as Anne Dunsford-Varenne)
Laurent Ferrie .... tailor
Gerard Staub .... dresser
 
Editorial Department
Nadia Ben Rachid .... assistant editor
Caroline Coudin .... assistant editor
Glenn Cunningham .... associate editor
Yvan Lucas .... color grader
 
Location Management
Bruno Vignier .... location manager
 
Music Department
Philippe Colonna .... music mixer
Philippe Colonna .... music recordist
Frédéric Rousseau .... music mixer
Frédéric Rousseau .... music recordist
Vangelis .... musician
 
Transportation Department
Gilles Saulnier .... driver
 
Other crew
Sylvette Baudrot .... continuity
Aude Boedec .... production secretary
Jean-Pierre Bonnet .... production accountant
Dennis Davidson .... Publicity campaign
Quinn Donoghue .... unit publicist
Christophe Folcher .... trainee
Laurence Granec .... unit publicist
Philippe Guiraud .... stand-in
Jean-Marc Homand .... production accountant
Jennifer Patrick .... dialogue coach
Fabien Pondevaux .... trainee
Redha .... choreographer
Alain Sarde .... presenter
Natala Sevenants .... stand-in
Brigitte Squara .... trainee
Jack Waltzer .... drama coach
Peter Zewald .... legal advisor
 
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MPAA:
Rated R for the strong depiction of a perverse sexual relationship
Runtime:
139 min | Argentina:119 min
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The film was shot during August, September, October and November 1991.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the scene when Mimi cuts her hair for the first time and bakes a Turkey for Oscar, he is wearing the same turtle necked blue sweater that was ripped off with a razor blade during a previous sex game.See more »
Quotes:
Mimi:I want to marry you. I want to give you babies. I want to give you the rest of my life!
Oscar:I don't want the rest of your life. I want my own.
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40 out of 54 people found the following review useful.
An Unconventional Story, About Relationship, Moral, Hypocrisy, Behavior, Love and Hate, In Another Masterpiece of Roman Polanski, 19 July 2004
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The British Nigel (Hugh Grant) and his wife Fiona (Kristin Scott Thomas) are celebrating the seventh anniversary of their marriage in a cruise to Istanbul and Bombay. While in the trip, the American cripple and frustrated writer Oscar (Peter Coyote) gets close to Nigel, and invites him to listen to his unconventional love and hate story with his French wife Mimi (Emmanuelle Seigner). Oscar tells how he met Mimi in Paris and all their relationship, including details of their sexual life, along the past years. Meanwhile, Nigel feels a great attraction for the sexy and gorgeous Mimi, in a story with tragic consequences.

'Bitter Moon' has been released in Brazil on DVD this week, and yesterday I watched it for the fifth or sixth time, since it is one of my favorites movies ever. This story, about relationship, moral, hypocrisy, behavior, love and hate, fascinates me and shakes my emotions. I really believe that 'Bitter Moon', Peter Coyote and Emmanuelle Seigner have been not nominated to the Oscar because of the problems of Roman Polanski with the American Justice. Emmanuelle Seigner has her best role and performance in his career playing Mimi, an adorable French woman, very much in love with Oscar, who poisons and destroys her. Their love increases, reaches the top and crosses all the boundaries of a sexual relationship, including those 'accepted by a moralist and hypocrite society' (represented by Nigel), questioning how long a love can last, making Oscar bored of Mimi. The problem is that their relationship was supported by sex only, without friendship and respect, basic parameters for a long-term everyday life of a married couple. Hugh Grant is perfect in the role of a typical British man and symbol of a hypocrite society. And Kristin Scott Thomas has a minor, but very important part in the plot, playing a sexually repressed woman due to the behavior of her husband, who released the chains of her repression. The wonderful music of Vangelis and a soundtrack of nice songs, which includes a Brazilian pop song, conclude this masterpiece. My vote is ten.

Title (Brazil): 'Lua de Fel' ('Bitter Moon')

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