Bad Timing

Bad Timing

Directed by Nicolas Roeg • 1980 • United Kingdom
Starring Art Garfunkel, Theresa Russell, Harvey Keitel

Amid the decaying elegance of cold-war Vienna, psychoanalyst Dr. Alex Linden (Art Garfunkel) becomes mired in an erotically charged affair with the elusive Milena Flaherty (Theresa Russell). When their all-consuming passion takes a life-threatening turn, Inspector Netusil (Harvey Keitel) is assigned to piece together the sordid details. Acclaimed for its innovative editing, raw performances, and stirring musical score—featuring Tom Waits, the Who, and Billie Holiday—Nicolas Roeg’s BAD TIMING is a masterful, deeply disturbing foray into the dark world of sexual obsession.

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Bad Timing
  • Bad Timing

    Directed by Nicolas Roeg • 1980 • United Kingdom
    Starring Art Garfunkel, Theresa Russell, Harvey Keitel

    Amid the decaying elegance of cold-war Vienna, psychoanalyst Dr. Alex Linden (Art Garfunkel) becomes mired in an erotically charged affair with the elusive Milena Flaherty (Theresa Russell)...

Extras

  • Trade Secrets: Nicolas Roeg and Jeremy Thomas

    Director Nicolas Roeg and producer Jeremy Thomas discuss the making of BAD TIMING in this rare on-camera interview, conducted in London, in 2004.

  • Theresa Russell

    BAD TIMING marked the first time Theresa Russell worked with director Nicolas Roeg, whom she later married. In this interview, recorded in Los Angeles, in January 2005, she discusses the film and its impact on her life.

  • Deleted Scenes

    The following deleted scenes reveal interesting details about the characters and the film's unique production design, costumes, and symbolism. Scenes 1-8 are presented with their original audio. Scenes 9-16 were missing their original audio and are therefore presented without sound.