Stephen (Dirk Bogarde), a married Oxford professor, struggles with his sexual attraction to young Austrian student Anna (Jacqueline Sassard) and subtly competes with his friend Charley (Stanley Baker) and pupil William (Michael York) for her affections. Unfolding with screenwriter Pinter's trademark time-shifting, and framed by the rupture of a violent car crash, Accident explores hidden tensions and moral gray areas of desire. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, 1967.
Continuing from the long static opening credit shot, noise, then Stephen (Dirk Bogarde) finds Anna (Jacqueline Sassard) and William (Michael York) in the wreckage, from Joseph Losey's Accident, 1967.
Married Oxford don Stephen (Dirk Bogarde) is persuaded to join his assistant William (Michael York) and student Anna (Jacqueline Sassard) on the canals, in Joseph Losey's Accident, 1967.
Oxford don Stephen (Dirk Bogarde) and assistant William (Michael York) discuss the new Austrian student Anna (Jacqueline Sassard), early in Accident, 1967, from Nicholas Mosley's novel and Harold Pinter's screenplay.
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From director Soi Cheang (Shamo, Dog Bite Dog) comes the suspense thriller Accident. Produced by Johnnie To (Election, Vengeance), the film screened in competition at the 66th Venice Film Festival. A self-styled “accident choreographer,” Ho Kwok-fai, “The Brain,” (Louis Koo, Election, in one of the most compelling performances of his career) is a professional hit man who kills his victims by trapping them in well-crafted “accidents” that look like unfortunate mishaps but are in fact perfectly staged acts of crime. He is perennially plagued with guilt, as the avalanche of memories of his recently lost wife continue to haunt him. After one mission goes horribly wrong, costing the life of one of his men, Brain is convinced that this accident has been choreographed and someone is out there plotting to terminate him and his team. He becomes increasingly paranoid, walking the thin line between reality and delusion, convinced he must stay one step ahead of the assassin before he makes his next move.
A self-styled "accident choreographer," Ho Kwok-fai;"The Brain," is a professional hit man who kills his victims by trapping them in well-crafted "accidents" that look like unfortunate mishaps but are in fact perfectly staged acts of crime.
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