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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Actress Miranda Richardson was awarded the Best Supporting Actress Award by the New York Film Critics Circle for her performances in three films including this movie was well as Enchanted April (1991) and The Crying Game (1992). Richardson was Oscar nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Damage (1992) in the same year that Joan Plowright was also for Enchanted April (1991). Jaye Davidson, partially portraying a woman, was nominated in the Best Supporting Actor Oscar category also in the same year for The Crying Game (1992). None of them won the Oscar in their Supporting Role categories. See more »
When Stephen is leaving Elizabeth to her hotel he is wearing a suit. When he requests the driver to stop and let him out of the car he is wearing an overcoat. See more »
If I was on a deserted island with only 1 movie...
There's a fine line between passion and pain, and no one does either of them better than Jeremy Irons. Obsession is the bottom line here, and anyone who's been there can relate. Nothing else matters, and in this movie, Irons crosses all the lines. His first introduction to Binoche...their first rendezvous...their last ...these are engraved in my memory. Sure rich and beautiful people populate this movie, but the emotional punch it packs is one hundred percent REAL. Miranda Richardson, as the grieving mother, couldn't be better. The haunting photographic image near the end of the movie hit me very hard. A deserted island? And only one movie? Damage. Damage. Damage.
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