A psychiatrist, living in Vienna, enters a torrid relationship with a married woman. When she ends up in the hospital from an overdose, an inspector becomes set on discovering the demise of their affair.
“Bad Timing” is a psychological drama film directed by Nicolas Roeg, released in 1980. The movie stars Art Garfunkel as a psychoanalyst named Alex Linden and Theresa Russell as Milena Flaherty, a free-spirited and mysterious young woman. The story explores the intense and often destructive nature of their obsessive relationship.
The film is structured in a non-linear fashion, jumping back and forth in time to explore different aspects of Alex and Milena’s relationship. The movie deals with themes of love, lust, jealousy, and control, as Alex becomes increasingly possessive and manipulative towards Milena.
“Bad Timing” was controversial upon its release due to its sexually explicit content and depiction of a dysfunctional relationship. However, it received critical acclaim for its daring exploration of these themes and for the powerful performances of its lead actors. The film has since become a cult classic and is considered one of Roeg’s most underrated works.