Bad Timing • 2h 2m
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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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 on BAD TIMING
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.
BAD TIMING 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.