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Betrayal (1983)

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 ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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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Anatomia de uma Traição  »

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The movie and source stage play inspired an episode of Seinfeld (1989) which was first broadcast on 20th November 1997 and actually entitled "The Betrayal" [See: Seinfeld: The Betrayal (1997)]. 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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Referenced in Friends: The One Where Chandler Gets Caught (2004) See more »

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Excellent Psychological Drama
20 May 2000 | by (Atlantic City, USA) – See all my reviews

This is a really fine movie with excellent characterizations. I've never seen Patricia Hodge in anything else but in this movie she's the equal of Irons and Kingsley. It's interesting how the movie starts with the very emotional end works it's way back to the innocuous beginnings.


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