Love Is the Devil (1998)

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This British biographical drama probes the life of painter Francis Bacon (1909-1992). Cat burglar George drops in through a skylight to rob Bacon's studio -- and is ordered into bed by Bacon. Bacon's interests are in S&M, but eventually cruel Bacon loses interest in George, and he commits suicide.

Rating: Unrated (adult situations)
Genre: Drama
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Written By: John Maybury
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On DVD: Apr 4, 2000
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British Film Institute

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Critic Reviews for Love Is the Devil

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (11)

Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Audience Reviews for Love Is the Devil

½

"...we all have nightmares. They can't be as horrific as life."

Deep, dark and unsettling. An artful obliteration of the line between genius and madness.

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Randy Tippy

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