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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 »

Director:

David Hugh Jones

Writer:

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

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jeremy Irons ... Jerry
Ben Kingsley ... Robert
Patricia Hodge ... Emma
Avril Elgar Avril Elgar ... Mrs. Banks
Ray Marioni Ray Marioni ... Waiter
Caspar Norman Caspar Norman ... Sam
Chloe Billington Chloe Billington ... Charlotte Age 5
Hannah Davies Hannah Davies ... Charlotte Age 9
Michael König Michael König ... Ned Age 2
Alexander McIntosh Alexander McIntosh ... Ned Age 5
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

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Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anatomia de uma Traição See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Horizon Pictures (II) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The original Broadway production of "Betrayal" by Harold Pinter opened on January 5, 1980 at the Trafalgar Theatre and ran until May 31 that year. It has since had two revivals, November 14, 2000 to February 4, 2001, and October 27, 2013 to January 5, 2014. It has run on Broadway in total for around one hundred seventy performances. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

Referenced in Friends: The One Where Chandler Gets Caught (2004) See more »

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Berayal
7 August 2007 | by Kiss-of-Death-1See all my reviews

It has often been said that great books can not be made into great movies, that is not the case here. This is a story by one of the greatest writers in the English language since Shakespeare and screen play by the one man who truly understood the agony behind the story. Mix that with three of the best English actors of the modern age and you have a mesmerizing story in cinematic form. Do not miss this movie if you are a fan of great literature and great movie making. At first the reverse chronology may seem a bit confusing, but ultimately it proves the genius of the director's ability to plumb the depths of the friendship and the relationship of all the characters in this sad, sad story. You will not be disappointed.


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