Betrayal  [DVD]Jeremy Irons (actor)
Ben Kingsley (actor)
Format: all-region dvd (worldwide)
Runtime: 91 min
Quality: Excellent transfer to dvd. Sharp image and clear sound.
This film version of Harold Pinter's 1978 play has Patricia Hodge married to Ben Kingsley but having an affair with Jeremy Irons. The story, a sort of sexual charade, starts at the end and works backwards, dealing with a sequence of betrayals between the three friends.
Razor sharp in its depiction of a rather precious, pretentious literary London, Pinter's own world; in fact it includes an unforgettable scene in a restaurant when Kingsley goes ballistic.
This was producer Sam Spiegel's final film, ending a distinguished career that encompassed such classics as On the Waterfront and Lawrence of Arabia.