DVD & Blu-ray review: Accident (PG)

Joseph Losey DVD/ Blu-ray (100mins)

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“I am surprised to hear that Aristotle is on the syllabus in the State of Wisconsin,” maintains a haughty don in Harold Pinter's deft adaptation of Nicholas Mosley's novel.

Dirk Bogarde's married tutor, Stephen, is disturbed by a late-night car accident involving two of his pretty pupils (Michael York and Jacqueline Sassard). Losey's terse, gloomy drama details a campus rife with middle-class infidelity and discontent. A perverse, unsettling slice of despair from 1967.