James Milstead’s review published on Letterboxd:
BITTER MOON (18)
D: Roman Polanski
Columbia Tristar/Alain Sarde/Canal (Roman Polanski)
UK/France 🇬🇧 🇫🇷 1992
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
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.