A dramatization of the shocking Barbara Daly Baekeland murder case, which happened in a posh London flat on Friday 17 November 1972. The bloody crime caused a stir on both sides of the Atlantic and remains one of the most memorable American Tragedies...
A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.
The true story of the beautiful and charismatic Barbara Daly, who married above her class to Brooks Baekeland, heir to the Bakelite plastics fortune. Their only child is a failure in his father's eyes, and as he matures and becomes increasingly close to his lonely mother, the seeds for tragedy are sown. Written by
The beach scenes were shot during a high tourist season, and according to Tom Kalin, German nudists were the most common tourists at the location. They had to be wrangled out of some shots, much to the consternation of the crew, and to Julianne Moore, whose daughter Liv was on set. See more »
While Barbara and Antony are sitting in a bistro she incorrectly states and attributes the quote "when a man is tired of Paris he is tired of life" she states it is by Fitzgerald or Hemingway. The correct quote is "when a man is tired of London he is tired of life", and it is by Samuel Johnson. See more »
[Tony quoting something his grandfather used to say]
"One of the uses of money is that it allows us not to live with the consequences of our mistakes."
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The film is different. It does stand out amongst hundreds of "seen-this-before" flicks.
Juliane Moore is great, of course.
One of her best performances, actually.
The film has the atmosphere that is hard to find these days; moves kind of slowly but the tension continually grows so you know something (bad) is going to happen eventually although you have no idea what.
Cannot understand certain opinions here which, I have a feeling, have been written without even watching the film or, simply, for some unknown reasons, out of spite.
See it. It is really good.
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