Review: Vienna-based psychoanalyst Alex Linden, enters a torrid relationship with a married woman. When Milena is brought to hospital after overdosing on pills, detectives suspect foul play on the part of Alex and is questioned by the detectives.
Director: Nicolas Roeg
Actors: Art Garfunkel, Theresa Russell, Harvey Keitel, Denholm Elliott, Daniel Massey, Dana Gillespie, William Hootkins, Eugene Lipinski, George Roubicek, Gertan Klauber and Ania Marson
Genre: Drama, Mystery and Thriller
When this film first came out in 1980 it caused outrage. I have to say that watching it now in the 21st century it is still shocking and hasn’t got any easier with time. It is a film that once you watch you will never forget. I could say that with all the Nicolas Roeg films he has always pushed the boundaries. An earlier film he directed was Don’t Look Now (1973). Apparently, within the first four days of filming Bad Timing both Theresa Russell and Art Garfunkel wanted to pull out of the film but Nicholas Roeg forbade it and wouldn’t let them. The only thing I enjoyed in this was the musical soundtrack. This is a film to be admired rather than enjoyed.