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BITTER MOON

by Roman Polanski

synopsis

British couple Fiona (Dame Kristin Scott Thomas) and Nigel (Hugh Grant) are sailing to Istanbul en route to India. They encounter a beautiful French woman, and that night, Nigel meets her while dancing alone in the ship's bar. Later, he meets her crippled American husband Oscar (Peter Coyote), who tells him their story. While living in Paris for several years trying to be a writer, he becomes obsessed with a woman he met by chance on a bus. He tracks her down and they start a steamy love affair. Soon, Oscar finds himself enslaved body and soul by her love, and continues to tell Nigel the details of this relationship in various stages over several visits to Oscar's cabin.

original title: Bitter Moon
country: France, United Kingdom
year: 1992
genre: fiction
directed by: Roman Polanski
film run: 139'
screenplay: Roman Polanski, Gérard Brach, John Brownjohn
cast: Hugh Grant, Kristin Scott Thomas, Emmanuelle Seigner
cinematography by: Tonino Delli Colli
film editing: Hervé de Luze
art director: Willy Holt, Gérard Viard
costumes designer: Jackie Budin
producer: Roman Polanski
co-producer: Alain Sarde
executive producer: Robert Benmussa
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