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Bitter Moon

Lunes de fiel

This wickedly comic, deftly ironic account of erotic obsession charts the fateful encounter of two couples on a cruise ship.

France-UK 1992
Directed by Roman Polanski
With Kristin Scott Thomas, Hugh Grant, Emmanuelle Seigner, Peter Coyote, Victor Bannerjee, Stockard Channing
Running time 139min
Certificate 18

Arguably Polanski’s most underrated movie, charting the fateful encounter, on a cruise, of a wealthy, terribly nice English couple (Scott Thomas and Grant) and a beautiful young woman (Seigner) and her wheelchair-bound husband (Coyote), who insist on relating the lurid history of their relationship. A wickedly comic, deftly ironic account of erotic obsession and manipulation, deepened by insights into the varieties of love and our fascination with other people’s stories.


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