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Bitter Moon (1992)

While onboard an ocean liner bound for India, British couple Nigel (Hugh Grant) and Fiona (Kristin Scott Thomas) encounter the beautiful Mimi (Emmanuelle Seigner) and her paralysed writer husband Oscar (Peter Coyote).

Over the course of the voyage, Oscar tells Nigel the story of his relationship with Mimi – a tale of corrupt passion that threatens to spill over into the life of his listener.

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This slickly told psychological drama from Roman Polanski should have been played as a Buñuel-esque comedy, but it’s no laughing matter, and ponderous solemnity finally makes it seem too much like a psychiatric casebook of the kind only Polanski could love.

Oscar
Peter Coyote
Mimi
Emmanuelle Seigner
Nigel Dobson
Hugh Grant
Fiona Dobson
Kristin Scott Thomas
Mr Singh
Victor Banerjee
Amrita
Sophie Patel
Steward
Patrick Albenque
Beverly
Stockard Channing
Dado
Luca Vellani

Director
Roman Polanski