Dirk Bogarde, James Fox, Harold Pinter, Wendy Craig
12A - Contains moderate language, sex references and nudity
The first of three acclaimed collaborations between director Joseph Losey and writer Harold Pinter, this memorably mordant study of class, sex, conspiracy and corruption was a landmark in the development of British cinema.
When Hugo Barrett (Dirk Bogarde) is taken on as ‘gentleman’s gentleman’ in the Chelsea home of indolent aristocrat Tony (James Fox), all seems to go well until the playboy’s girlfriend Susan (Wendy Craig) takes a dislike to the perfectly efficient employee. Then Barrett persuades Tony to hire his sister Vera (Sarah Miles) as a live-in maid, and matters take another turn for the worse...
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