[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, c2005.
1 videodisc (122 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ( p. ; ill., col. ; 19 cm.)
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DVD; Dolby Digital mono
In English, with optional English (SDH) subtitles.
Art Garfunkel (Alex Linden), Theresa Russell (Milena Flaherty), Harvey Keitel (Inspector Netusil), Denholm Elliott (Stefan Vognic).
Screenplay, Yale Udoff ; producer, Jeremy Thomas ; director, Nicolas Roeg ; director of photography, Anthony Richmond ; film editor, Tony Lawson ; art director, David Brockhurst ; original music composed and conducted by Richard Hartley.
Originally released as a British motion picture in 1980.
Special features: interviews ; deleted scenes ; original theatrical trailer ; behind-the-scenes.
MPAA rating: R.
Alex is a cold, distant, fiercely intellectual research psychiatrist from New York, teaching in Vienna. Milena, an Army brat, has wandered back through the countries she was raised in to find herself there, too. They meet at a party, are immediately attracted to each other, and fall quickly into a sexually obsessive relationship. Milena has a husband across the border named Stefan, and a drinking problem. This does not make Alex very happy. Their relationship becomes a fight for power, waged with manipulation, drugs, despair, need, and lust, and it is never clear if there is any real 'winner'.
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