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A perverse, dark-humored comedy drama, Bitter Moon crosses the line into intentional camp more often than not in its tale of a kinky cripple Oscar ([[Performer~P15513~Peter Coyote~petercoyote]]) and his beautiful wife Mimi ([[Performer~P64370~Emmanuelle Seigner~emmanuelleseigner]]). Oscar ensnares a proper British man, Nigel ([[Performer~P28225~Hugh Grant~hughgrant]]) on an ocean-liner and makes him listen to the twisted tale of his relationship with Mimi (related in lengthy flashbacks) and how erotic obsession turned to homicidal hatred. Nigel is married to Fiona ([[Performer~P64027~Kristin Scott-Thomas~kristinscottthomas]]), but is captivated by Mimi and listens to Oscar's grotesque stories because of his fascination. Naturally, the whole thing ends in tragedy, but it's wicked fun getting there, as director [[Performer~P106743~Roman Polanski~romanpolanski]] paces the film quite well and the cast (particularly [[Performer~P15513~Coyote~petercoyote]]) is wonderful. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

  • Release date:September 23, 1992

Cast

Peter Coyote
as Oscar
Emmanuelle Seigner
as Mimi
Hugh Grant
as Nigel
Kristin Scott Thomas
as Fiona
Victor Banerjee
as Mr. Singh
Patrick Albenque
as Steward
Smilja Mihailovitch
as Bridge Player
Boris Bergman
as Oscar's Friend
Richard Dieux
as Partygoer
Robert Benmussa
as Flight Dispatcher
Geoffrey Carey
as Neighbor with Dog
Olivia Brunaux
as Cindy
Stockard Channing
as Beverly

Crew

Roman Polanski
Director
Roman Polanski
Producer
Roman Polanski
Screenwriter
Gérard Brach
Screenwriter
John Brownjohn
Screenwriter
Pascal Bruckner
Book Author
Tonino Delli Colli
Cinematographer
Vangelis
Composer (Music Score)
Hervé de Luze
Editor
Gerard Viard
Production Designer
Willy Holt
Production Designer
Robert Benmussa
Executive Producer
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