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Plot, Details & Awards

Accident

(2001)
Not Rated In Theaters 08/10/2001 , 100min.
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Plot & Details

The complex relationships among an Oxford professor, one of his students, and the young woman who captivates both of them is the subject of this difficult but rewarding drama. Director Joseph Losey and writer Harold Pinter had previously collaborated on 1963's The Servant, and they surrounded this recasting of a Nicholas Mosley novel with a similar atmosphere of ominous mystery. The story is presented through flashbacks and disconnected memories that trace the characters' interactions. Though the mood is occasionally brightened by satirical views of the academic world, the overall effect is rather somber, concerned with missed opportunities, unhealthy obsessions, and unavoidable regret. Dirk Bogarde superbly captures the pensive professor's torment, with able support from Jacqueline Sassard and Michael York as the younger couple.

Awards

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1967 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best British Film Joseph Losey Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1967 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Foreign Film - English Language Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1967 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best British Film Joseph Losey Nominated

Cannes Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1967 Cannes Film Festival Special Jury Grand Prix Won

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1967 National Board of Review Best Picture Nominated

Venice International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Venice International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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