Bad Timing

Bad Timing

Nicolas Roeg (1980)

X Certificate


Our Score
One to admire or abhor, this case history of a sexual obsession from director Nicolas Roeg dazzles with flashbacks and disturbs with "What if?" sidetracks. Art Garfunkel plays the psycho psychiatrist involved in a sadistic affair with Theresa Russell that starts with her suicide attempt and ends with even nastier revelations about their relationship. Seven years after his poignantly creepy Don't Look Now, Roeg piles on angst-ridden chic to the detriment of human values and sympathy, but, for what he achieves in complexity and conviction, it's well worth watching.


An American woman living in Vienna embarks on a destructive affair with a psychoanalyst whose obsessive questioning drives her to attempt suicide and leads to disturbing revelations. Nicolas Roeg's psychological thriller, starring Theresa Russell, Art Garfunkel, Harvey Keitel and Denholm Elliott.

Cast & Crew

Dr Alex Linden Art Garfunkel
Milena Flaherty Theresa Russell
Inspector Netusil Harvey Keitel
Stefan Vognic Denholm Elliott
Amy Dana Gillespie
Foppish man Daniel Massey
Colonel Taylor William Hootkins
Hospital policeman Eugene Lipinski
Director Nicolas Roeg
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Recorded Picture CoGuidance: Contains violence, swearing, sex scenes and nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray