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Directed by Louis Malle
Produced by Louis Malle
Written by Josephine Hart (novel)
David Hare
Starring Jeremy Irons
Juliette Binoche
Miranda Richardson
Music by Zbigniew Preisner
Distributed by New Line Cinema
Release date(s) 2 December 1992
Running time 111 minutes
Country UK / France
Language English, French, German, Italian[1]
Gross revenue $7,532,911[2]

Damage, also known as Fatale, is a 1992 film directed by Louis Malle. It is based on the novel Damage by Josephine Hart.

The plot is about a politician who falls in love with his son's girlfriend.

Miranda Richardson was nominated for an Academy Award and won a BAFTA in the category of Best Supporting Actress for her performance as the aggrieved wife of the film's main character.



Dr. Stephen Fleming, a Member of Parliament, is seduced by his son's girlfriend Anna Barton. Their affair intensifies as Stephen and Anna meet for sexual trysts in various locations. Stephen becomes obsessed with Anna to the point where he is willing to leave his wife, Ingrid, and destroy his relationship with his son, Martyn, in order to be with her. Anna dissuades him from these drastic steps, reassuring him that he will always have access to her even while she is with Martyn. After becoming engaged to Anna, Martyn catches her and his father having sex in a flat that Anna has rented to serve as their trysting place. The shock of the discovery causes Martyn to stumble backwards and fall over a stairway railing, plummeting to his death. Stephen is disgraced, loses his wife and his seat in Parliament, and is relegated to a life of isolation, in which he still seems to be obsessed with Anna.


Box office

The film was released on Christmas Day, 1992, and grossed $101,707 in 4 theaters in the opening weekend. It went on to gross $7,532,911 domestically.[2]

The film is rated  R16  in New Zealand and it contains sex scenes.


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