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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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Emma
Avril Elgar ...
Mrs. Banks
Ray Marioni ...
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Chloe Billington ...
Charlotte Age 5
Hannah Davies ...
Charlotte Age 9
Michael König ...
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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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Debut theatrical feature film directed by David Hugh Jones (billed as David Jones). 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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A Theatrical Triangle of Love
7 December 2003 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Emma (Patricia Hodges) is married with Robert (Ben Kingsley), who is the best friend of Jerry (Jeremy Irons), who is the lover of Emma. The originality of this romance is the way it is told to the viewer, backwards, from the present to the past. Although being theatrical, it is supported by an outstanding cast and is a good entertainment. Basically there is no soundtrack along this drama. My vote is seven.


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