Jeremy Irons
Director: Louis Malle Cast: Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
, Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche
, Miranda Richardson
Miranda Richardson
Louis Malle

DVD (Full Frame)

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Adapted from Josephine Hart's spare novel by British screenwriter David Hare and French director Louis Malle, this brooding erotic drama concerns the obsessive sexual relationship between an English politician and his son's lover. Stephen Flemming (Jeremy Irons), an up-and-coming member of Parliament, has a beautiful and loving wife, Ingrid (Miranda Richardson), and two children, including son Martyn (Rupert Graves), a successsful journalist. Sparks fly, however, when Stephen meets beautiful art-world denizen Anna Barton (Juliette Binoche), Martyn's new girlfriend. A measured, seemingly passionless man who believes that life can be controlled, Stephen suddenly finds himself unable to resist brief but intense liaisons with the mysterious, melancholy Anna. Eventually she explains the palpable air of sadness that hangs over her: When she was 15, her beloved older brother committed suicide because he could not possess her. "Remember," Anna warns Stephen, "Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive." Drawn to Anna and the passion she engenders in him, Stephen tries to justify his betrayal by telling himself Martyn isn't serious about Anna; he is stunned, then, when the two announce their engagement. On the advice of Anna's mother (Leslie Caron), who sees right through the charade, Stephen tries to break things off. But soon the affair resumes with full force, eventually destroying several lives. Although Damage's stark, frank sex scenes were trimmed to attain an R rating for theatrical release, the original, uncut version is available on video and DVD. Richardson received an Oscar nomination for her work.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/2011
UPC: 0883316397145
Original Release: 1992
Rating: R
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:52:00
Sales rank: 759

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeremy Irons Dr.Stephen Fleming
Juliette Binoche Anna Barton
Miranda Richardson Ingrid
Rupert Graves Martyn
Ian Bannen Edward Lloyd
Leslie Caron Elizabeth Prideaux
Peter Stormare Peter Wetzler
Gemma Clarke Sally
Julian Fellowes Donald Lyndsaymp
Tony Doyle Prime Minister
Simon de Deney Young Man at DTI
Susan Engel Miss Snow
David Thewlis Detective
Benjamin Whitrow Civil Servant
Jeff Nuttall Trevor Leigh Davies MP
Luc Étienne Lutetia Receptionist
Ray Gravell Raymond
Roger Llewellyn Palmer
Jason Morell Young Man at Sotheby's
Barry Steam PRime Minister's Aide
Linda Delapena Beth
Francine Stock TV Interviewer
Henry Power Henry

Technical Credits
Louis Malle Director,Producer
Peter Biziou Cinematographer
John Bloom Editor
Milena Canonero Costumes/Costume Designer
Louise Constad Makeup
Linda de Vetta Makeup
Richard Earl Art Director
Michel Ferry Asst. Director
Donna Grey Production Manager
David Hare Screenwriter
Jean-Claude Laureux Sound/Sound Designer
Vincent Malle Co-producer
Brian Morris Production Designer
Patsy Pollock Casting
Zbigniew Preisner Score Composer
Jill Quertier Set Decoration/Design
Simon Relph Co-producer

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