Bitter Moon

BITTER MOON (18)
D: Roman Polanski
Columbia Tristar/Alain Sarde/Canal (Roman Polanski)
UK/France 🇬🇧 🇫🇷 1992
139 mins
 
Drama/Thriller
 
W: Roman Polanski, Gerard Brach & John Brownjohn [based on the novel 'Lunes de Fiel' by Pascal Bruckner]
DP: Tonino Delli Colli
Ed: Hervé de Luze
Mus: Vangelis
PD: Willy Holt & Gerard Viard
 
Peter Coyote (Oscar Benton), Emmanuelle Seigner (Mimi Bouvier), Hugh Grant (Nigel Dobson), Kristin Scott-Thomas (Fiona Dobson), Victor Banerjee (Mr. Singh), Sophie Patel (Amrita Singh)
 
On an Ocean liner, a British couple are drawn into the lives of a crippled American and his sadistic sexual fantasies with his French wife.
Rather humdrum and strange dramatic thriller about the corruption of innocence from a director capable of much better. Some of the steamier scenes are quite fascinating, whilst others are simply strange. 
The director is capable of much better work.
4/10

Peter Coyote & Emmanuelle Seigner in Bitter Moon
Peter Coyote & Emmanuelle Seigner in Bitter Moon
Did You Know:
James Woods was originally cast in the Peter Coyote role, but dropped out soon before filming began.