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(1992)

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James Woods was cast in the Peter Coyote part but dropped out.
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The movie is based upon Pascal Bruckner's 1981 novel "Lunes de fiel" - a pun on "Lune de miel", the French word for "honeymoon". "Lunes de fiel" literally means "bile moons".
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One of a number of collaborations of husband and wife, director Roman Polanski and actress Emmanuelle Seigner.
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The film was shot during August, September, October and November 1991, but it wasn't first released until 12th July 1992 in London, United Kingdom.
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Filmed in part aboard the M.T.S. Odysseus, a cruise ship of Greece's Epirotiki Line. First launched in 1961 as the Princesa Isabel, Odysseus ended her career as the Lucky Star, a casino ship based out of Singapore. She was scrapped in Alang, India in April 2008, some 16 years after her appearance in Bitter Moon.
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In later interviews, Emmanuelle Seigner admitted that making the film was probably a mistake.
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Actress Stockard Channing appeared in the film uncredited briefly playing the part of Beverly.
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The cabin on the ship in which Mimi and Oscar stay is DS1, a play on the movie's theme of Dominance and Submission.
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When she comes from the club, the film passing on the TV was "Once Upon a Time in America" the famous scene on the club opened only for them that ends in a terrible way.
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Large selections of Peter Coyote's wardrobe were supplied by Parisian luxury clothing company Cerruti 1881.
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The Chinese character (also used in Japanese) prominently featured on Oscar's cushion cover in his Parisian apartment means "honesty" as a noun, "real" as an adjective, and "actually" as an adverb.
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Roman Polanski performed a number of roles on the film. Polanski was a writer, a producer and the director.
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"Lunes de fiel", the original novel on which the film is based, was originally published in France in 1981 and translated into English in 1987, but under the title "Evil Angels".
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From an edition of Radio Times in October 1999: Roman Takes a Holiday (main title). Barry Norman on the decline of the once brilliant director Roman Polanski (title). What Norman wrote about Polanski tied in with a screening of Bitter Moon (1992) on Monday 18th October 1999.
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Peter Coyote differs to Emmanuelle Seigner, Hugh Grant and Kristin Scott Thomas in terms of nationality. Whereas Seigner, Grant and Scott Thomas are European; French and English respectively, Coyote is American. The odd one out in the quartet of the leads.
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Roman Polanski had a hand in directing The King of Ads (1991), along with a string of other film directors, one of whom was Hugh Hudson, who directed Chariots of Fire (1981). Composer Vangelis also composed the music for Bitter Moon (1992).
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Roman Polanski and Hugh Grant have been involved with films that have the word "Pirates" in the titles. Polanski directed Pirates (1986) and Grant starred in The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012).
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