• Director

    Joseph Losey

  • With

    Dirk Bogarde, Stanley Baker, Jacqueline Sassard, Michael York, Delphine Seyrig

  • UK 1967. 105min

  • Digital

  • Certificate

    12A

  • English subtitles

Adapted by Harold Pinter from Nicholas Mosley’s novel, this maps the tensions that arise between two Oxford dons when both fall for an Austrian student one summer. The titular accident not only leaves one character dead but has unexpected consequences for all concerned. At once witty and serious in uncovering the emotional pain underlying urbane, complacent lives, the film is beautifully performed by a strong cast.