Accessibility Links

The Servant

Considered by many to be one of the greatest British films of the last century, Joseph Losey’s The Servant features BAFTA-winning performances from Dirk Bogarde and James Fox as servant and master in this taut drama exploring class conflicts and sexual tensions in a west London townhouse in 1960s London. Marking the first of three collaborations between director Joseph Losey and celebrated playwright Harold Pinter, The Servant was adapted from Robin Maugham’s short story and features stunning black & white cinematography by Douglas Slocombe (The Lavender Hill Mob, Kind Hearts & Coronets, Indiana Jones) and a fantastic soundtrack by composer John Dankworth (The Avengers, Darling). Sly, seductive manservant Barrett (Bogarde: The Blue Lamp, Darling, Accident) worms his way in to the affections of foppish aristocrat Tony (Fox: Performance, A Passage to India). His awe-inspiring efficiency cleverly masks his true intentions, ultimately giving way to a suspicious and insidious control where the roles of master and servant are reversed. Cited by Bong Joon Ho as one of five films that influenced his Oscar-winning masterpiece Parasite, The Servant is considered ahead of its time for its ambitious cinematography and its exploration of class and sexual politics, and is a thrilling and ingenious British classic that’s not to be missed.

1h 56m

You may also like

Hearts of Darkness
1h 36m Documentary, Filmmaking, War 1991
Winter Kills
1h 37m Comedy, Drama, Mystery 1979
Peeping Tom
1h 41m Drama, Horror, Thriller 1960
Under the Skin
1h 46m Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi 2014
Black Bear
1h 45m Drama, Thriller, Meta, Films About Making Films 2021
The Tenant
2h 6m Drama, Suspense, Thriller, Apartment Trilogy, Surreal 1976
1h 59m Drama, Romance, Real Sex, Mark Rylance, Erotic 2001
Mulholland Dr.
2h 27m Drama, Mystery, Thriller, David Lynch 2002
I Am A Sex Addict
1h 39m Dark Humor, Confessional, Sex Addict, Caveh Zahedi, Greg Watkins 2005
Boiling Point
1h 35m Drama, Thriller, British, KITCHEN NIGHTMARES, FOODIES 2022
Belle de Jour
1h 41m Drama, Erotic, Luis Buñuel, Catherine Deneuve 1968
First Reformed
1h 53m Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Man In A Room, Jesus Etc 2018
Saint Maud
1h 23m Drama, Horror, Mystery, Cult 2021
Leaving Las Vegas
1h 51m Drama, Alcoholic, Romance, Nicolas Cage 1995
Being John Malkovich
1h 53m Comedy, Drama, Fantasy 1999