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      Accident

      Released Apr 17, 1967 1h 45m Drama List
      76% Tomatometer 29 Reviews 72% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Stephen (Dirk Bogarde) is a professor at Oxford University who is caught in a rut and feels trapped by his life in both academia and marriage. One of his students, William (Michael York), is engaged to the beautiful Anna (Jacqueline Sassard), and Stephen becomes enamored of the younger woman. These three people become linked together by a horrible car crash, with flashbacks providing details into the lives of each person and their connection to the others in this brooding English drama. Read More Read Less
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      A film arguably ahead of its time, Accident boasts strong performances to match its thought-provoking themes.

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      Pauline Kael The New Republic Accident is nasty fun -- a fascinating, rather preposterous movie, uneven, unsatisfying, but with virtuoso passages of calculated meanness. Sep 19, 2023 Full Review Brendan Gill New Yorker Pinter conveys this progressive, irreversible disaster with words, and Mr. Losey conveys it with precise pictorial correlatives. The two men make an exceptionally gifted and intelligent team, and I hope they will go on working together for a long time. Aug 15, 2022 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times The subtle, controlled performances of the principal actors make this work. Rated: 3.5/4 Jul 3, 2018 Full Review Serge Daney Cahiers du Cinéma Accident is a vain and over-stylized film of relentless aesthetic stringency. Sep 14, 2022 Full Review Judith Crist New York World Journal Tribune [Accident is] a film to watch with fascination and brood about afterward. And if ultimately we are left to question whether it is worth the brooding, at very least we are left also with the satisfaction of having watched two master craftsmen at work. Aug 8, 2022 Full Review Eddie Harrison film-authority.com ...less of a kitchen sink drama than an Aga saga. Accident taps into a vein of hidden misogyny with intrepid verve... Rated: 4/5 Feb 17, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      andrew m A minor masterpiece from a director whose work is sometimes boring and pretentious but this one grips. Very well realised with exceptional performances all round especially Bogarde and the great Stanley Baker. What is it about? Mid-life crisis? Selfishness? Randomness? Decide for yourself. Very much worth reviewing after all these years. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 09/01/21 Full Review Audience Member What is so great about Anna that makes every man want to possess her? She is beautiful, she's possibly from Austrian nobility (or maybe her name is just really long), and she has an interest in philosophy. She barely speaks so that is what we know of her. And what did William want to tell Samuel the night that he died? We'll never know. Oh, this is a fine bit of melodrama, but it lacks details that might elevate it. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member "Ne yapacağımı bilmiyorum, ona doyamıyorum. Ne yapmalı, bilmiyorum" Nicholas Mosley'in aynı adlı romanından uyarlanan film, Oxford Üniversitesi'nden iki akademisyenin ilgi duyduğu Avusturyalı bir kadın öğrenci ve ona ilgi duyan bir İngiliz öğrencinin; bir kazanın kaderlerini belirlediği arzularının hikâyesi. Oldukça ağır tempolu. Pinter ile Losey'in üç iş birliğinden ikincisi ama bir The Servant değil. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member "Ne yapacağımı bilmiyorum, ona doyamıyorum. Ne yapmalı, bilmiyorum" Nicholas Mosley'in aynı adlı romanından uyarlanan film, Oxford Üniversitesi'nden iki akademisyenin ilgi duyduğu Avusturyalı bir kadın öğrenci ve ona ilgi duyan bir İngiliz öğrencinin; bir kazanın kaderlerini belirlediği arzularının hikâyesi. Oldukça ağır tempolu. Pinter ile Losey'in üç iş birliğinden ikincisi ama bir The Servant değil. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Technically well done, but the intentionally-written passivity of Jacqueline Sassard's character Anna makes her more of a cipher than she otherwise should have been, and robs Accident of a believable prize for the male leads to fight over. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review andrey k An elegant British picture carefully photographed and acted with British flavour. It is, of course, ugly being a teacher of philosophy and to have come to a point in your life when your unresolved sexual aspirations take hold of you. Dick Bogarde is excellent, as always, and the picture is constructed in a curious way, in a somewhat broken continuity, which adds to the intrigue. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Stephen (Dirk Bogarde) is a professor at Oxford University who is caught in a rut and feels trapped by his life in both academia and marriage. One of his students, William (Michael York), is engaged to the beautiful Anna (Jacqueline Sassard), and Stephen becomes enamored of the younger woman. These three people become linked together by a horrible car crash, with flashbacks providing details into the lives of each person and their connection to the others in this brooding English drama.
      Director
      Joseph Losey
      Screenwriter
      Harold Pinter
      Production Co
      Royal Avenue Chelsea
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 17, 1967, Limited
      Rerelease Date (Theaters)
      May 23, 2014
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $17.2K
      Runtime
      1h 45m