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Betrayal (1983)

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Jerry
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Emma
Avril Elgar ...
Mrs. Banks
Ray Marioni ...
Waiter
Caspar Norman ...
Sam
Chloe Billington ...
Charlotte Age 5
Hannah Davies ...
Charlotte Age 9
Michael König ...
Ned Age 2
Alexander McIntosh ...
Ned Age 5
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Pinter's semi-autobiographical play examining the surprise attraction, shy first steps, gradual flowering, and treasonous deception of a woman's extramarital affair with her husband's best friend; the entire story is told from the husband's point of view, with the scenes in precise reverse chronological order. Written by Dan Hartung <dhartung@mcs.com>

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In every life...for every love...with every trust...there is a risk of Betrayal.

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19 February 1983 (USA)  »

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Helen Mirren and Patricia Hodge were both tested for the role of Emma. Sam Spiegel eventually chose Hodge because Mirren's "butt was too big for the part". See more »

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Robert: [after his wife tells him that she's been having an affair with his best friend] Where does it take place? Must be a bit awkward. I mean we've got two kids, he's got two kids not to mention a wife.
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Brilliant movie.
15 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

This brilliant movie starts with a meeting between Jerry and Emma two years after their relationship has ended; then proceeds backward, thereby ending eight years earlier, with the moment when Jerry first declares his attraction to Emma at a party. The idea that the viewer can know this information at the beginning of the movie and then is never bored is an amazing feat for this movie. All three of the actors are amazing in their roles.


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