The setting is Vienna. A young American woman is brought to a hospital after overdosing on pills, apparently in a suicide attempt. A police detective suspects foul play on the part of her lover, an American psychology professor. As doctors try to save her life, the detective interrogates the professor, and through flashbacks we see the events leading up to the woman's overdose; her stormy and intensely sexual relationship with the professor, her heavy drinking and numerous affairs, and her estrangement from her Czech husband. A darkly erotic study of several rather unsympathetic characters.
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A possessive man . . . An independent lady . . . and a love that turns to tragedy. [Video Australia]
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The scene at the Bratislava border check point the Czechoslovak flag is upside down. About 2 minutes 15 seconds into the film. See more
If we're gonna meet, it might as well be now.
The BBFC made one cut to the film in the UK before theatrical release. The cut footage juxtaposes an image of lovemaking with a shot of a child. This was re-edited into separate shots due to concerns about the Child Protection Act, and all versions available worldwide are the re-edited version. See more
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Who Are You
Performed by The Who
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