Directed by Paul Schrader • 1990 • United States
Starring Christopher Walken, Rupert Everett, Natasha Richardson
Two couples are drawn into a dark psychosexual vortex in Paul Schrader’s stylish take on the erotic thriller. Rupert Everett and Natasha Richardson are a British couple hoping to repair their rocky relationship while on vacation in Venice, where they fall in with a wealthy, mysterious couple (Christopher Walken and Helen Mirren) whose fascination with them turns increasingly treacherous. Adapted by Harold Pinter from the novel by Ian McEwan, THE COMFORT OF STRANGERS is a moody, spellbinding study in carefully controlled dread.