Betrayal  [DVD]Jeremy Irons (actor)
Ben Kingsley (actor)
Format: all-region dvd (worldwide)
Runtime: 91 min
Quality: Excellent transfer to dvd-r. 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.