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Damage

UK - France, 1992

A film by
Louis Malle

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Louis Malle brings Josephine Hart's best-selling erotic novel about obsession, deceit, and destruction to the screen, based on an adaptation by playwright David Hare.

 

Stephen Fleming is a British Conservative M.P. He is married to Ingrid (Miranda Richardson) and they have two children; Martyn (Rupert Graves) and Sally. It seems to be the perfect family life, but it is not.

 

When Stephen attends a cocktail party he meets a mysterious French woman named Anna Barton (Juliette Binoche), who happens to be Martyn’s new girlfriend. The attraction between Anna and Stephen is palpable. Very quickly they embark on a torrid affair. However, Anna is a deeply damaged person following the tragic suicide of her brother.

 

When Anna agrees to marry Martyn, Stephen’s sexual obsession intensifies as the inevitable fall-out of his affair with Anna leads to a tragedy neither can imagine.

 

Damage was critically successful upon its release, yet was surrounded by controversy when it was granted an NC-17 rating in the US, leading to Malle cutting several sexually explicit scenes. Juliette Binoche was César nominated for the fourth time for her role..

Stephen Fleming

Jeremy Irons

Anna Barton

Juliette Binoche

Ingrid Fleming

Miranda Richardson

Martyn Fleming
Rupert Graves

Peter Wetzler
Peter Stormare

with a special appearance by
Leslie Caron

as Elisabeth Prideaux

Damage
– Trailers –

International trailer

 

US trailer

 

US home entertainment trailer

 

French trailer

 

French TV spot

 

Korean teaser

 

Hong Kong HD Reissue trailer

 

– Posters –

 

– Stills –

Stills

 

– Select scene –

Select scene: "Damaged people are dangerous"

 

– From the archives –

The Director

 

Jeremy Irons

 

The Production

 

The French Connection

 

– Soundtrack –
Damage

"At the Beginning" by Zbigniew Preisner

"The Last Time II" by Zbigniew Preisner

 

– Documents –
Damage
Damage

Press kit
PDF - French
1992
1.9mb

Movie card
PDF - French
1992
1.5mb

Damage

Press kit
PDF - English
1993
3.2mb

 

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