Dirk Bogarde heads a terrific cast in Losey and Pinter’s classic tale of Oxford dons undone by passion.
Dirk Bogarde, Stanley Baker, Jacqueline Sassard, Michael York, Delphine Seyrig
UK 1967. 105min
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.