Bitter Moon is a 1992 Franco-British erotic romantic thriller film directed by Roman Polanski and starring Peter Coyote, Emmanuelle Seigner, Hugh Grant, and Kristin Scott Thomas. The film's French title is lang (a pun on the French phrase "lune de miel", meaning "honeymoon".) It is based on the novel Lunes de fiel by the French author Pascal Bruckner, published in English as Evil Angels. The score was composed by Vangelis.
British couple Nigel and Fiona Dobson are on a Mediterranean cruise ship to Istanbul en route to India. They encounter a beautiful French woman, Mimi, and that night Nigel meets her while dancing alone in the ship's bar. Later Nigel meets her much older and disabled American husband Oscar, who is acerbic and cynical, having been jaded and a failure as a writer.
|author||Gérard Brach John Brownjohn Pascal Bruckner Roman Polanski|
|contentLocation||India Istanbul Turkey|
|editor||Hervé de Luze|
|genre||comedy-drama romance thriller|
|keywords||birthday present bondage bridge game cruise ship cry disabled femur flirt french woman hang little girl married meet new year new year's eve sadomasochism sleep travel voyeurism want young man|
|producer||Alain Sarde Roman Polanski Timothy Burrill|
|productionCompany||Le Studio Canal+ Les Films Alain Sarde|
|theme||black comedy dance erotic erotic thriller independent romantic drama romantic thriller|