The Comfort of Strangers (1990) [Criterion Collection, Spine #1041]
BDRip 1080p | MKV | AVC 1800x1080, ~ 4.0 Mbps | 1hr 44mn | 3.20 GB | English: AC3, 1 ch, 448 kbps
BDRip 720p | MKV | AVC 1200x720, ~ 2.9 Mbps | 1hr 44mn | 2.27 GB | English: AC3, 1 ch, 256 kbps
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Adapting the acclaimed novel by Ian McEwan, playwright and screenwriter Harold Pinter lends his trademark unnerving dialogue and air of creeping menace to this spellbinding study of power, control, and the frighteningly thin line between pleasure and pain. Rupert Everett and Natasha Richardson are the prey, a beautiful British couple working on their relationship while on holiday in Venice; Christopher Walken and Helen Mirren are the hunters who draw them into the sinister web of their opulent, old-world palazzo. What plays out is an unsettling, sadomasochistic seduction imbued with an atmosphere of sumptuous dread by the elegantly gliding tracking shots of cinematographer Dante Spinotti, lush score by Angelo Badalamenti, and carefully controlled direction of Paul Schrader, who choreographs a mesmerizing pas de quatre of sustained erotic and emotional tension.