Upside down in 'Damage'

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Sir: I am puzzled by the reference in Adam Mars-Jones's brilliant review of the film Damage (5 February) to Stephen, the father, 'exploring the least common angle of the Oedipus drama, the Laius Complex'. Oedipus killed Laius, his father, by mistake, failing to recognise him. Damage is different. There, Stephen kills his son by mistake, as a result of being recognised by the son in flagrante with his fiancee.

Has Adam Mars-Jones got it upside down like Stephen, often, in the film?

Yours truly,


MP for Sussex Mid (Con)

House of Commons

London, SW1