Love Is the Devil


1h 31m 1998

Brief Synopsis

One of the 20th century's greatest painters, Francis Bacon (1909-1992), was at the height of his celebrity during London's swinging '60s. Bacon, however, a fiercely cruel artist suffers from the malady of obsession: his passion for his work is nearly exceeded by his obsession with George Dyer--a dar

Film Details

Also Known As
Ai no Akuma, Love Is the Devil Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon, Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Arts Council Of England National Lottery; Arts Council of England; Bbc Films; British Film Institute; British Film Institute; European Script Fund; General Screen Enterprises; IFA Cinema; Vtr
Distribution Company
RED SKY ENTERTAINMENT/STRAND RELEASING; Bbc Worldwide; CinTart; Cinemien; Curzon Artificial Eye; Golem Distribution; Haut Et Court; Look Now! Filmverleih; Lucky Red; Strand Releasing; United King Films
Location
Paris, France; London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m

Synopsis

One of the 20th century's greatest painters, Francis Bacon (1909-1992), was at the height of his celebrity during London's swinging '60s. Bacon, however, a fiercely cruel artist suffers from the malady of obsession: his passion for his work is nearly exceeded by his obsession with George Dyer--a darkly handsome petty thief who becomes his lover and the model for many of his most reknowned paintings.

Cast

Derek Jacobi

Francis Bacon

Daniel Craig

George Dyer

Anne Lambton

Isabel Rawsthorne

Karl Johnson

John Deakin

Annabel Brooks

Henrietta Moraes

Adrian Scarborough

Daniel Farson

Tilda Swinton

Muriel Belcher

Richard Newbold

Blonde Billy

Ariel Deravenel

French Official

Andy Linden

Ken Bidwell

David Kennedy

Joe Furneval

Gary Hume

Volker Dix

Damian Dibben

Brighton Rent Boy

Antony Cotton

Brighton Rent Boy

Anthony Ryding

London Rent Boy

Christian Martin

Bell-Hop

Ray Olley

Boxing Referee

Wesley Morgan

Boxer

Nigel Travis

Boxer

Eddie Kerr

Tailor

George Clarke

Wrestler

David Windle

Wrestler

William Hoyland

Police Sergeant

Mark Umbers

Pc Denham

Hamish Bowles

David Hockney

Jibby Beane

Parisian Art World

Gentuca Bini

Parisian Art World

James Birch

Parisian Art World

Liz Clarke

Parisian Art World

Jemima Cotter

Parisian Art World

Fiona Dealey

Parisian Art World

John Dunbar

Parisian Art World

Victoria Fernandez

Parisian Art World

Natalie Gibson

Parisian Art World

Caroline Hardy

Parisian Art World

Charlie Hayward

Parisian Art World

Miles Johnson

Parisian Art World

Kate St Johnson

Parisian Art World

Ulla Larson

Parisian Art World

Alistair Mathieson

Parisian Art World

Chiara Menage

Parisian Art World

James Mitchell

Parisian Art World

Gregor Muir

Parisian Art World

Lorcan O'neill

Parisian Art World

Jon Spiteri

Parisian Art World

Francesco Vezzoli

Parisian Art World

Thalia Valeta

Parisian Art World

Marjorie Walker

Parisian Art World

Gillian Young

Parisian Art World

Maria Bjornson

Colony Room Club

Judy Blame

Colony Room Club

John Byrne

Colony Room Club

Les Child

Colony Room Club

Jake Dodds

Colony Room Club

Daniel Farson

Colony Room Club

Sandy Fawkes

Colony Room Club

David Harrison

Colony Room Club

Malcolm Key

Colony Room Club

Phillipe Krutchey

Colony Room Club

Steven Linard

Colony Room Club

Alan Macdonald

Colony Room Club

Norman Rosenthal

Colony Room Club

Thomasina Smith

Colony Room Club

Yolanda Sonnabend

Colony Room Club

Annie Symons

Colony Room Club

David Symons

Colony Room Club

Sue Tilley

Colony Room Club

Virginia Wetherell Winford

Colony Room Club

Michael Wojas

Colony Room Club

Roger Bowdler

Restaurant

Duggie Fields

Restaurant

Pam Hogg

Restaurant

Ben Martin

Restaurant

Amanda Menage

Restaurant

William Middleton

Restaurant

Christina Moore

Restaurant

Elspeth Thompson

Restaurant

Tu Tu

Restaurant

Suzie Bick

Casino

Lucy Ferry

Casino

Simon Goldberg

Casino

David Harvey

Casino

Rifat Ozbek

Casino

Anita Pallenberg

Casino

Jimmy Trindy

Casino

Andy Walsh

Casino

Gaby Agis

French Publicist

Melanie Arnold

French Publicist

Matt Cogger

French Publicist

Angus Fairhurst

French Publicist

Georgie Hopton

French Publicist

Marco Jackson

French Publicist

Sarah Lucas

French Publicist

Jean Mortimore

French Publicist

Lance Patterson

French Publicist

Johnnie Shand Kydd

French Publicist

Josephine Soughan

French Publicist

Dave Baby

Brigton Publicist

Sam Chapman

Brigton Publicist

Andrew Coltrane

Brigton Publicist

Daniele Minns

Brigton Publicist

Tracey Emin

Brigton Publicist

Caron Geary

Brigton Publicist

Sam Hawkins

Brigton Publicist

Darren King

Brigton Publicist

Donald Mcinnes

Brigton Publicist

Martin Meister

Brigton Publicist

Gillian Wearing

Brigton Publicist

Johnathan Williams

Brigton Publicist

Stevan Zivanovic

Brigton Publicist

Piers Feltham

Ben Gibson

Brigton Publicist

Sam Jilkes

Brigton Publicist

Nick Mortimore

Brigton Publicist

Alan Percy

Brigton Publicist

Baillie Walsh

Brigton Publicist

Ryuichi Sakamoto

Performer

Christina Moore

Virginia Wetherell

Crew

Harold Adamson

Song ("Time On My Hands")

Tim Alban

Dubbing Editor

Alfredo Antonini

Song Performer ("Chiqui Chiqui Cha" (The Viva America Orchestra))

Fernando Aponte

Other

Takashi Asai

Executive Producer (Uplink)

Cameron Barnett

Other

E Borschel

Song ("Isn'T It A Happy Day?")

Al Bowlly

Song Performer ("Time On My Hands")

Emma Buckley

Casting

Gavin Burridge

On-Line Editor

Zoe Cain

Other

Christopher Cameron

Production Executive (Bbc)

Alan Church

Visual Effects Producer

Temple Clark

Storyboard Artist

Sally Clayton

Effects Compositor (The Film Factory/Vtr)

James Cohen

Co-Producer

James Cohen

Screenwriter

Sally Collings

Production Manager (2nd Unit)

Chris Collins

Production Executive

Christopher Collins

Production Executive (Bfi)

Anne-laure Combris

Casting (French Unit)

Richard Conway

Sound Post-Production

Felicity Cottrell

Foley Artist

Jim Davey

Other

Paul Davies

Sound Design

Kenneth Essex

Song ("Blue Sequins")

Daniel Farson

Special Consultant

Ben Gibson

Executive Producer (Bfi)

Simon Giles

Visual Effects Supervisor (The Film Factory/Vtr)

Daniel Goddard

Music Editor

Daniel Goddard

Editor

Mack Gordon

Song ("Time On My Hands")

Laura Goulding

Script Supervisor

Patrice Haddad

Executive Producer (Premiere Heure)

Stephane Haddad

Production Manager (French Unit)

Henry Hoffman

Song ("Bobby'S Girl")

Goh Hotoda

Music Editor

Yvonne Isimeme Ibazebo

Line Producer

Yvonne Ibazebo

Line Producer

Miles Johnson

Wardrobe Supervisor

Don Jordan

Co-Producer

Don Jordan

Screenwriter

Alex King

Makeup Artist

Gary Klein

Song ("Bobby'S Girl")

James Lamb

Effects Supervisor

Ken Lee

Sound Recordist

Jacquetta Levon

Hair/Make-Up Designer

Olivia Lloyd

2nd Assistant Director

Alan Macdonald

Production Designer

Glenn Marks

Stunt Coordinator

John Mathieson

Director Of Photography

Susan Maughan

Song ("Bobby'S Girl")

Matthew Maxwell

Graphic Artist

John Maybury

Screenwriter

Donald Mcinnes

Hairdresser

Chiara Menage

Producer

Christina Moore

Art Director

Sherman Myers

Song ("Just An Echo Down The Canyon")

Bernard O'reilly

Foley Editor

Bill Payn

Location Manager

Claire Pollock

Other

Jeremy Price

Music Editor

L Quintero

Song ("Chiqui Chiqui Cha")

Tat Radcliffe

Other

Bella Randall

Production Coordinator

Sara Riesel

Additional Makeup Artist

Laurent Rizzon

Location Manager (French Unit)

Deborah Saban

1st Assistant Director

Ryuichi Sakamoto

Music

Emma Salter

Post-Production Supervisor

Miriam Segal

Script Editor

Mary Selway

Casting

Dave Sewell

Effects Compositor (The Film Factory/Vtr)

David Sewell

Visual Effects

Peter D Smith

Adr Recordist

Thomasina Smith

Scenic Artist

Bob Smoke

Special Effects

Frances-anne Solomon

Executive Producer (Bbc)

Jack Stew

Foley Artist

Graeme Stoten

Dialogue Editor

Jack Strachey

Song ("In Party Mood")

Annie Symons

Costume Designer

John Trussler

Effects Compositor (The Film Factory/Vtr)

Jojo Tulloh

3rd Assistant Director

Kevin Welch

Wire Effects

Rod Woodruff

Stunt Coordinator

Vincent Youmans

Song ("Time On My Hands")

Trevor Young

Film Recording (The Film Factory/Vtr)

Film Details

Also Known As
Ai no Akuma, Love Is the Devil Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon, Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Arts Council Of England National Lottery; Arts Council of England; Bbc Films; British Film Institute; British Film Institute; European Script Fund; General Screen Enterprises; IFA Cinema; Vtr
Distribution Company
RED SKY ENTERTAINMENT/STRAND RELEASING; Bbc Worldwide; CinTart; Cinemien; Curzon Artificial Eye; Golem Distribution; Haut Et Court; Look Now! Filmverleih; Lucky Red; Strand Releasing; United King Films
Location
Paris, France; London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature and the British Performance Award (Derek Jacobi and Daniel Craig, jointly) at the 1998 Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Released in United States Fall October 7, 1998

Released in United States October 9, 1998

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States August 1998

Released in United States October 1998

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States July 2009

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 26 - October 12, 1998.

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival August 16-30, 1998.

Shown at Denver International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) October 8-15, 1998.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (main program) January 27 - February 7, 1999.

Shown at Outfest: Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Strand Releasing Retrospective) July 9-19, 2009.

Completed shooting June 19, 1997.

Began shooting May 5, 1997.

Released in United States Fall October 7, 1998

Released in United States October 9, 1998 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 26 - October 12, 1998.)

Released in United States August 1998 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival August 16-30, 1998.)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at Denver International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) October 8-15, 1998.)

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (main program) January 27 - February 7, 1999.)

Released in United States July 2009 (Shown at Outfest: Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Strand Releasing Retrospective) July 9-19, 2009.)