The Servant DVD

Joseph Losey, 1963

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Directed by Joseph Losey

Produced in 1963

Main Language - English

Countries & Regions - British Film

Film Description

Joseph Losey's wholly assured first collaboration with playwright Harold Pinter is a dark and fascinating examination of class, decadence, sex and power. It sees Dirk Bogarde's northern working-class butler gradually assuming the dominant role over his feeble master James Fox. A key 60s British film, maintaining a debauched and decadent air but still invested with the realism and incisive take on human relationships of the British New Wave, it is still one of the most expertly realized portraits of British class warfare ever committed to screen. And for music fans, there's thirty seconds of Davey Graham playing his guitar in a coffee bar too.


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DVD Details

Certificate: (15)

Publisher: Studio Canal

Length: 111 mins

Aspect ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic Wide Screen

Format: DVD B&W

Region: 2

Released: 7th January 2008

Cat No: OPTD0763

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by Barry Forshaw on 29th April 2013

The reputation of the films of the American director (and victim of the McCarthyite communist witch-hunt) Joseph Losey could not be higher today, but the apogee of his... Read on

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