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Accident (1967)

 -  Drama | Crime  -  7 June 1967 (France)
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Stephen is a married Oxford professor experiencing the pangs of a mid-life crisis as he begins to bristle at the stifling emotional repression of the society in which he lives. Things begin... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
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Stephen
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Charley
Jacqueline Sassard ...
Anna
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William
Vivien Merchant ...
Rosalind
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Francesca
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Provost
Ann Firbank ...
Laura
Brian Phelan ...
Police Sergeant
Terence Rigby ...
Plain Clothed Policeman
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Man in Bell's Office
Jill Johnson ...
Secretary
Jane Hillary ...
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Ted (as Maxwell Findlater)
Carole Caplin ...
Clarissa
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Stephen is a married Oxford professor experiencing the pangs of a mid-life crisis as he begins to bristle at the stifling emotional repression of the society in which he lives. Things begin to change for him when he meets Anna, a beautiful student who is engaged to William, another of Stephen's students. Though he begins to feel alive again in her presence, Stephen's feelings for Anna can only end in tragedy for them and those around them. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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7 June 1967 (France)  »

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Film debut of Terence Rigby. See more »

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Charley: [reading from learned journal] A statistical analysis of sexual intercourse at Colenso University, Milwaukee showed... that 70% did it in the evening, 29.9% between 2 and 4 in the afternoon and 0.1% during a lecture on Aristotle.
Aged Professor: I'm surprised to hear that Aristotle is on the syllabus in the State of Wisconsin.
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One of the best films ever made, this movie oozes atmosphere.
3 August 1999 | by (Exmouth, England) – See all my reviews

One of the best films ever made, this movie oozes atmosphere. The cinematography is impeccable, the script disturbingly brilliant. It makes rural Oxfordshire feel like the African weld.

This movie is the perfect example of style in accord with content. A glistening original of sixties cinema and a rare example of how British cinema can equal its French counterpart.

It's impossible to describe why you should see this movie, it simply justifies itself. If you thought films began with Star Wars then prepare to be amazed. Anyone with a soul can't fail to appreciate this picture.


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