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    " Venice … An ancient city of sensual pleasures. Two young lovers are drawn into a perverse web of sexual danger."
    Runtime 1 hr 47 min
    Premiere: World November 1, 1990
    Premiere: USA $1 244 381 March 15, 1991
    theaters 17
    rollout 292 days
    Parental Advisory Violence & Gore, Sex & Nudity, ...
    • Violence & Gore


    • Sex & Nudity


    • Frightening & Intense Scenes


    • Profanity


    Production Companies ReteitaliaThe Rank OrganisationErre Produzioni...Sovereign Pictures
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    A couple retreat to Venice to work on their relationship, but an encounter with a stranger leads them into a world of intrigue — where their darkest desires are in reach.

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    Upon release, The Comfort of Strangers received generally favorable reviews from critics. It holds a rating of 61% on Metacritic from 20 reviews. Vincent Canby of the New York Times reviewed the film positively, saying "Mr. Schrader is a director of great rigor and discipline. The movie is fascinated by the baroque behavior it observes, but without imitating it." Roger Ebert gave the film a generally positive review, rated it 2.5 stars out of 4, and said:

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    A slow, beautiful drama with elements of the absurd, turning into a thriller towards the end, and shocking with its ending. A specific mood, several layers of narration, Walken – 'Dracula', ragged suspense, and Venice in another leading role – in short, Schroeder. Translated to English