Betrayal (1983)

R   |    |  Drama, Thriller

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An affair between a literary agent and his best friend's wife. The story unfolds in reverse-chronological order.


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24 October 2000 | swensonb
| Great screen-writing plus great acting = great movie
I watched this movie because I heard that the screen-writer had used a unique structure--the story is told backwards in time. Every succeeding scene occurs chronologically before the previous one. I wanted to see if the screen-writer was just using a gimmick, or if the structure actually added to the telling of the story. I was overjoyed to find out it was the latter! The magic of this movie is that Pinter makes the time sequence seem natural. By the end of the movie, the viewer is convinced this is the only way the story could have been told effectively. I highly recommend this movie to all who love cinema.

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