In the 1960s, British painter Francis Bacon (1909-1992) surprises a burglar and invites him to share his bed. The burglar, a working class man named George Dyer, 30 years Bacon's junior, accepts. Bacon finds Dyer's amorality and innocence attractive, introducing him to his Soho pals. In their sex life, Dyer dominates, Bacon is the masochist. Dyer's bouts with depression, his drinking and pill popping, and his satanic nightmares strain the relationship, as does his pain with Bacon's casual infidelities. Bacon paints, talks with wit, and, as Dyer spins out of control, begins to find him tiresome. Could Bacon care less?
Daniel Craig....George Dyer
Tilda Swinton....Muriel Belcher
Anne Lambton....Isabel Rawsthorne
Adrian Scarborough....Daniel Farson
Karl Johnson....John Deakin
Annabel Brooks....Henrietta Moraes
Richard Newbould....Blonde Billy (as Richard Newbold)
Ariel de Ravenel....French Official
Andy Linden....Ken Bidwell
David Kennedy....Joe Furneval
Gary Hume....Volker Dix
Damian Dibben....Brighton Rent Boys
Antony Cotton....Brighton Rent Boys
Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database.