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An unsung masterpiece
Few critics took this film seriously when it was released, but it’s now steadily beginning to garner attention. Today it ranks as one of Polanski’s best.
“Bitter Moon” is a powerful film about love, and to view it as a sort of a soft-core titillation exercise by Polanski is to miss the point. The up-front sexuality of the film is there, not to merely provoke a cheap arousal from the viewer, but to point out how empty and hollow the couple’s relationship really is. Most men will empathise with the morality (or lack of) in this confused relationship between an older man obsessed with his sexual object, and her adoration for him. The haunting reality is that for so many, the lack of depth in a relationship is frightening once the sexual desire diminishes.
9/10 – Filed with lush cinematography and romantic Parisian architecture, the film’s only flaw is its Hugh Grant subplot. Everything else is electric, with a dark playfulness that only Polanski can deliver. Worth several viewings.
Note: Peter Coyote’s room number, 5A, is the same as Tom Cruise’s apartment from “Eyes Wide Shut”. Both films have similar themes. When “Eyes Wide Shut” was released, Polanski made “The Ninth Gate”, a film which features an “Eyes Wide Shut” styled ritual. Both films are similar in tone.
Adds to our understanding of sex as politics
Extremely well made, extremely well acted, extremely intense and disturbing, and extremely conscious of areas of the sexual psyche that I’d never seen so honestly explored in a movie. According to Polanski, it is not love and hate which are opposite, but love and indifference. Obsessive sex gives way, at least between the two lovers of Bitter Moon, to a hatred as savage as cold-blooded murder or all-out war.
These extremities of love and hate work themselves out in a game of power and manipulation, and it remains the only vehicle by which these two can merge with one another so as to lose both their independence and the rest of their inhibitions and illusions. In the end, they become so bound up in their mutual need that the sex itself is no longer central. They might as well be prisoners lashed forever to the same stake, learning actually to enjoy the various torments that the other is able to inflict. Freud thought similarly that all sexual love was ultimately a form of masochism–identification with a partner whom one has caused to suffer. These questions are essential as long as the blood continues to throb in us; and, whether or not we find Polanski’s story credible (I do), any thinking person would recognize it as a serious attempt to define who we humans are, both as rutting mammals and as something more.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 19 min (139 min), 1 hr 59 min (119 min) (Argentina)
Genre Drama, Romance, Thriller
Director Roman Polanski
Writer Pascal Bruckner (novel), Roman Polanski (screenplay), Gérard Brach (screenplay), John Brownjohn (screenplay)
Actors Peter Coyote, Emmanuelle Seigner, Hugh Grant, Kristin Scott Thomas
Country France, UK
Awards 1 win & 2 nominations.
Production Company Columbia Pictures Corporation, Burrill Productions
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panaflex Cameras, Primo Lenses
Laboratory Laboratoires Éclair, Paris, France
Film Length 3,830 m (Finland), 3,809 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm