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654 Ratings



Directed by Louis Malle
United Kingdom, France, 1992
Drama, Romance


The life of a respected British politician (Jeremy Irons) at the height of his career crumbles when he becomes obsessed with his son’s lover.

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Damage Directed by Louis Malle

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1993 | Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

BAFTA Awards

1993 | Winner: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

César Awards

1993 | Nominee: Best Actress

Golden Globes (USA)

1993 | Nominee: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Critics reviews

I’d prefer to think that the dullness of Damage isn’t attributable to the remarkable Jeremy Irons, whom I consider an auteur — that is, a more powerful creative presence than any writer or director he works with. In this case he seems to have just honorably picked up his check because he couldn’t find anything to be creative about (unless it’s helping to arrive at the interesting positions he assumes with Juliette Binoche).
January 29, 1993
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