I have long been of the opinion that ACCIDENT and Roeg's BAD TIMING form the greatest double bill in all cinema. They both focus on a woefully cerebral man (stuck in yo head don't always mean super smart) who, gone bonkers w/ amorous excitation, take advantage of the body of a prone woman. Love how the Losey goes full-Resnais for the brief period of time Delphine Seyrig shows up for no immediately obvious reason.
Bogarde, Baker and Seyrig: three giants of the 60's. Losey and Pinter: three popes of the Unsaid (I know that they are in fact only two but it sounded better in the sentence). Jacqueline Sassard! Well, Jacqueline Sassard. Maybe more a frosty Italian Marquess than an Austrian Princess after all. Finally, I love when philosophy teachers have the same problems as their pupils. Highly recommended.
Crisp-as-toast ascetic drama enlivened by focused performances and quiet narrative determination. The underlying themes practically stay there, but then that’s the point: simmering violence - in word if not deed - and the brutality of human interaction. A spare take on R.D. Laing’s Knots.