Sam Neill and Isabelle Adjani's marriage is on the rocks, but their love/hate dynamic is taken to unimaginable extremes in Andrzej Żuławski's notoriously over-the-top horror-amour-fou classic, long difficult to see in its complete form and now ripe for rediscovery. Quite at home in the divided Berlin of the early 1980s, the well-to-do couple play out their union's disintegration across the borders of sanity all the way into the supernatural. Best Actress awards for Adjani, 1981 Cannes Film Festival and César Awards. DIR/SCR Andrzej Żuławski; SCR Frederic Tuten; PROD Marie-Laure Reyre. France/West Germany, 1981, color, 127 min. In English. RATED R
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