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.