"Bitter Moon" is a 1992 romantic drama film directed by Roman Polanski. The film tells the story of a young American couple, Oscar and Fiona, who are on a cruise ship traveling from Istanbul to the Aegean Sea. They meet a French man named Mimi, who is traveling with his wife, a woman named Hélène who is paralyzed and bedridden. Over the course of the voyage, Oscar becomes fascinated with Mimi's stories of his turbulent relationship with Hélène and the events that led to her paralysis.
The film was met with mixed reviews upon its release, with some critics praising its stylish cinematography and daring subject matter, while others criticized its excessive violence and dark tone. Despite the mixed response, "Bitter Moon" has since gained a cult following and is considered a classic of the erotic thriller genre.
Polanski has been known for his controversial and often dark films, and "Bitter Moon" is no exception. The film's explicit sexual content and brutal violence have been widely discussed and debated by film critics and audiences alike. Despite its challenging subject matter, the film has been praised for its stylish direction, strong performances, and memorable soundtrack.