Betrayal (1983)

Betrayal (1983)

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

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.

Betrayal is a 1983 film adaptation of Harold Pinter’s 1978 play of the same name. With a semi-autobiographical screenplay by Pinter, the film was produced by Sam Spiegel and directed by David Jones. It was critically well received, praised notably by New York Times film critic Vincent Canby and by Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert. Distributed by 20th Century Fox International Classics (USA), it was first screened in movie theaters in New York in February 1983.

Betrayal (1983)

Betrayal Movie Poster (1983)

Betrayal (1983)

Directed by: David Hugh Jones
Starring: Jeremy Irons, Ben Kingsley, Patricia Hodge, Avril Elgar, Ray Marioni, Caspar Norman, Chloe Billington, Hannah Davies
Screenplay by: Harold Pinter
Production Design by: Eileen Diss
Cinematography by: Mike Fash
Film Editing by: John Bloom
Costume Design by: Jean Muir, Jane Robinson
Music by: Dominic Muldowney
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
Release Date: February 19, 1983