1964 • UR • Drama, Romance
A sly, twisted masterpiece of manners.
WHY WE PICKED IT: This chilling story is a smart, subversive take on British class relations, sexual ambiguity, and the intoxicating power of, well, power.
In 1960s London, Tony, a young, lackadaisical British aristocrat, hires the mysterious Hugo Barrett to become his personal servant, and the two quickly form a quiet bond. But Barret soon begins exercising a surreptitious command over the household, subtly and then blithely overstepping traditional boundaries until servant and master become engaged in a subtle, role-reversing war of wills for control.
DIRECTOR: Joseph Losey
CAST: Dirk Bogarde, Sarah Miles, Wendy Craig, James Fox, Catherine Lacey, Richard Vernon, Ann Firbank