About The Film

An emotionally and sexually charged psychological thriller from director Bernard Rose (Candyman, Immortal Beloved) featuring Danny Huston (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) as a husband who is consumed by feelings of carnal desire and violent jealousy over his pianist wife’s (Law and Order’s Elizabeth Röhm) possible affair with a handsome violinist. Based on the classic novella by Leo Tolstoy, this gripping dissection of a modern marriage also features Oscar® winner Anjelica Huston (Prizzi’s Honor).


Danny Huston, Elisabeth Röhm & Matthew Yang King


Directed by Bernard Rose
Produced by Naomi Despres & Lisa Enos
Screenplay by Lisa Enos and Bernard Rose
Based on Leo Tolstoy’s “The Kreutzer Sonata”
Cinematography by Bernard Rose
Editing by Bernard Rose
Music by Nigel Holland & Ludwig van Beethoven
Production Company: Kreutzer Films
Distributed by Axiom Films (UK Theatrical) IFC Films (USA TV)
Running Time: 99 minutes
Release Date: November 5, 2008
Country: USA

Film Festival Selections

Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival
Official Selection – Sao Paolo International Film Festival
Official Selection – Tribeca Film Festival


“IT’S GOT IT ALL: Graphic sex, spurting blood, classical music…. Shocking!”
–Richard Godwin, The Evening Standard (London)

“STARTLING! A compellingly threatening picture of poisonous jealousy and explosive psychosexual rage.”
–Mark Kermode, The Observer (London)

“Brilliant and Exhilarating: An intimately horrible, sexually explicit and black-comic portrait of a toxic marriage.”
–Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian (UK)