Nigel (Hugh Grant) and Fiona (Scott Thomas) are a strait-laced, happily married young British couple bound for a second honeymoon on an ocean ship bound to Istanbul when their world turns upside down for good.
The instruments of change are wheelchair-bound American named Oscar (Peter Coyote) and his strange, seductive wife Mimi (Emmanuelle Seigner). He has a penchant for telling lies; she, a knack for seduction. Together they have a passion for Nigel and Fiona.
Through a series of flashbacks and voice over narration, Oscar becomes a storyteller to Nigel sharing with him all the erotic and often sordid details of his relationship with Mimi. In the end, Bitter Moon is a wicked tale of love, sexual obsession, temptation, betrayal and cruelty. It succeeds not only as a tragic comedy but a psychological study of the darker side of human nature.
The movie is being screened on the 29th of March by the HFC at Sarathi Studios. Please contact Prakash Reddy at 2373-0841, 93910-20243 for further details.