Directed by Patrice Chereau
English-language film from French director Patrice Chereau (Queen Margot)
is a bold exploration of one man's sexual obsessions and emotional
weaknesses. A lonely nightclub worker, Jay (Mark Rylance), and an actress,
Claire (Kerry Fox), engage in an impersonal sexual affair. When Jay learns
that Claire is married, he strikes up a bizarre friendship with her husband.
Winner of the Golden Bear at the 2001 Berlin Film Festival and a Best
Actress Award for Fox. "Intelligent and courageous" (Elvis Mitchell, New
York Times). 115 minutes.