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Outlaw Auteur: Joseph Losey
3.8
391 Ratings

Accident

Directed by Joseph Losey
United Kingdom, 1967
Crime, Drama
  • English
  • English
Outlaw Auteur: Joseph Losey

Synopsis

Vain and insecure Oxford don Stephen’s life is thrown into turmoil when he falls in love with one of his students, Anna, who has also attracted the attention of William, a wealthy student, and Charley, a colleague of whose professional success and self-confidence Stephen is profoundly envious.

Our take

Concluding our series dedicated to the dissident auteur Joseph Losey is this Harold Pinter-penned drama chasing the doomed romantic whims of an Oxford professor. Realized in an elliptical flurry of carefully woven images, Accident is a quintessential 1960s view of the many quandaries of love.

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Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1967 | Winner: Grand Prize of the Jury

National Board of Review

1967 | Winner: Top Ten Films

BAFTA Awards

1968 | 4 nominations including: Best British Actor

Golden Globes (USA)

1968 | Nominee: Best English-Language Foreign Film

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