Rolling Stone - 01/07/1993
"...The fiercely erotic and deeply moving DAMAGE casts a hypnotic spell....Richardson is extraordinary; it's a brave, award-caliber performance..."
Entertainment Weekly - 01/29/1993
"...Malle's sumptuous DAMAGE casts a true erotic spell; it is one of the few films in recent years to evoke the dizzying pull of sexual obsession from the inside out..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 01/22/1993
"...Rupert Graves is warm and likable..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
Academy Award-winners Jeremy Irons (Reversal of Fortune) and Juliette Binoche (The English Patient) are lovers locked in the grip of sexual obsession. Obsession so strong it drinks passion, breathes fire and consumes everything and everyone it touches.
Academy Award-nominated Director Louis Malle (Atlantic City) peels back the layers of one family's tragedy to reveal a middle-aged man (Irons) and his son's fiancee (Binoche) entangled in an intensely erotic affair that is as irresistible as it is destructive. Electrifying performances by Irons, Binoche, and Academy Award-nominee Miranda Richardson as Irons' tortured wife, highlight this riveting portrait of an ordinary man, transformed by desire and willing to pay any price for his passion.
In this gripping romantic thriller, a married and respected middle-aged MP (Member of Parliament) becomes romantically and obsessively involved with his son's fiancee, ultimately ruining his career. Willing to pay any price for his passion, he goes a step too far, and ultimately arranged his own tragic demise.
Academy Award Nominations: Best Supporting Actress--Miranda Richardson.
Family Interaction |
Love Triangle |
Theatrical Release |
Filmed in Paris and Southern France; London and Shepperton Studios, Middlesex, England.
Color by Technicolor, Metrocolor prints.
Budget estimate $13 million.
Began shooting February 22, 1992; completed May 15, 1992. Released in New York City and Los Angeles December 23, 1992; wide release in USA January 22, 1993. Released on video June 16, 1993.
Released on video by Columbia-TriStar via New Line Home Video.
Film was initially given an NC-17 rating in October of 1992; director Malle appealed the rating November, but an R rating was denied. Malle then made various edits and the film was finally given an R rating.
The production company Skreba Damage was created specifically from Greenpoint Skreba for the making of this film.
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