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Love Is the Devil (1998)

Love Is the Devil (1998)

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Penetrating portrait of the controversial English painter Francis Bacon and his masochistic relationship with his self-destructive younger lover.

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Cast

Derek Jacobi
as Francis Bacon
Daniel Craig
as George Dyer
Tilda Swinton
as Muriel Belcher
Anne Lambton
as Isabel Rawthorne
Adrian Scarborough
as Daniel Farson
Karl Johnson
as John Deakin
Richard Newbould
as Blond Billy
Annabel Brooks
as Henrietta Moraes
Ariel de Ravenel
as French Official
Andy Linden
as Ken Bidwell
David Kennedy
as Joe Furneval
Gary Hume
as Volker Dix
Damian Dibben
as Brighton Rent Boy No. 1
Antony Cotten
as Brighton Rent Boy No. 2
Anthony Ryding
as London Rent Boy
Ray Olley
as Boxing Referee
Wesley Morgan
as Boxer No. 1
Nigel Travis
as Boxer No. 2
Eddie Kerr
as Tailor
Tallulah
as Ian Board
George Clarke
as Wrestler
David Windle
as Wrestler
William Hoyland
as Police Sergeant
Mark Umbers
as P.C. Denham
Hamish Bowles
as David Hockney
Jibby Beane
as Parisian Art World
Gentuca Bini
as Parisian Art World
James Birch
as Parisian Art World
Tim Burke
as Parisian Art World
Liz Clarke
as Parisian Art World
Jemima Cotter
as Parisian Art World
Fiona Dealey
as Parisian Art World
John Dunbar
as Parisian Art World
Victoria Fernandez
as Parisian Art World
Natalie Gibson
as Parisian Art World
Caroline Hardy
as Parisian Art World
Charlie Hayward
as Parisian Art World
Miles Johnson
as Parisian Art World
Kate St. Johnston
as Parisian Art World
Ulla Larson
as Parisian Art World
Alistair Mathieson
as Parisian Art World
Chiara Menage
as Parisian Art World
James Mitchell
as Parisian Art World
Gregor Muir
as Parisian Art World
Lorcan O'Neill
as Parisian Art World
John Spiteri
as Parisian Art World
Francesco Vezzoli
as Parisian Art World
Thalia Valeta
as Parisian Art World
Marjorie Walker
as Parisian Art World
Gillian Young
as Parisian Art World
Maira Bjornson
as Person in the Colony Room Club
Judy Blame
as Person in the Colony Room Club
John Byrne
as Person in the Colony Room Club
Les Child
as Person in the Colony Room Club
Jake Dodds
as Person in the Colony Room Club
Daniel Farson
as Person in the Colony Room Club
Sandy Fawkes
as Person in the Colony Room Club
David Harrison
as Person in the Colony Room Club
Malcom Key
as Person in the Colony Room Club
Phillipe Krutchey
as Person in the Colony Room Club
Steven Linard
as Person in the Colony Room Club
Alan McDonald
as Person in the Colony Room Club
Norman Rosenthal
as Person in the Colony Room Club
Thomasina Smith
as Person in the Colony Room Club
Yolanda Sonnabend
as Person in the Colony Room Club
Annie Symons
as Person in the Colony Room Club
David Symons
as Person in the Colony Room Club
Sue Tilley
as Person in the Colony Room Club
Virginia Wetherell
as Person in the Colony Room Club
Winford
as Person in the Colony Room Club
Michael Wojas
as Person in the Colony Room Club
Roger Bowdler
as Person in Restaurant
Duggie Fields
as Person in Restaurant
Pam Hogg
as Person in Restaurant
Ben Lavington Martin
as Person in Restaurant
Amanda Menage
as Person in Restaurant
William Middleton
as Person in Restaurant
Christina Moore
as Person in Restaurant
Elspeth Thompson
as Person in Restaurant
Tu Tu Mortimore
as Person in Restaurant
Nick Mortimore
as Person in Restaurant
Piers Feltham
as Person in the Colony Room Club
Baillie Walsh
as Person in the Colony Room Club
Ben Gibson
as Person in the Colony Room Club
Sam Jilkes
as Person in the Colony Room Club
Alan Percy
as Person in the Colony Room Club
Suzie Bick
as Person in Casino
Lucy Ferry
as Person in Casino
Simon Goldberg
as Person in Casino
David Harvey
as Person in Casino
Rifat Ozbek
as Person in Casino
Anita Pallenberg
as Person in Casino
Jimmy Trindy
as Person in Casino
Andy Walsh
as Person in Casino
Gaby Agis
as Person in French Pub
Marilee & Melanie Arnold
as Person in French Pub
Matt Cogger
as Person in French Pub
Angus Fairhurst
as Person in French Pub
Georgie Hopton
as Person in French Pub
Marco Jackson
as Person in French Pub
Sarah Lucas
as Person in French Pub
Jean Mortimore
as Person in French Pub
Lance Patterson
as Person in French Pub
Johnnie Shand Kydd
as Person in French Pub
Josephine Soughan
as Person in French Pub
Dave Berry
as Person in Brighton Pub
Sam Chapman
as Person in Brighton Pub
Andrew Coltrane
as Person in Brighton Pub
Daniele Minns
as Person in Brighton Pub
Tracey Emin
as Person in Brighton Pub
Caron Geary
as Person in Brighton Pub
Sam Hawkins
as Person in Brighton Pub
Darren King
as Person in Brighton Pub
Donald McInnes
as Person in Brighton Pub
Martin Meister
as Person in Brighton Pub
Gillian Wearing
as Person in Brighton Pub
Johnathan Williams
as Person in Brighton Pub
Steven Zivanovic
as Person in Brighton Pub
April
as Person in Brighton Pub
Sheena
as Person in Brighton Pub
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Critic Reviews for Love Is the Devil

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (4)

a celluloid portrait every bit as grimly disturbing as anything that Bacon himself produced, and far too darkly imaginative to be tarred with the 'biopic' brush.

June 15, 2007 | Full Review…

Powerfully well-acted.

June 12, 2004 | Rating: 3/5
Shadows on the Wall

But whatever I think of Bacon and his art work I was, nevertheless, still dazzled by the breathless performance of Derek Jacobi...

January 1, 2000 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

a riveting and disquieting portrait of a riveting and disquieting painter

January 1, 2000
culturevulture.net

Looking through a color art book on Bacon actually would make an appropriate substitute to watching the film.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…
Film Journal International

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.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

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