The Servant

Monday, December 19, 2011

Introduced by Matmos

We couldn’t have a chillier, darker, or queerer film for December: Joseph Losey’s 1963 adaptation of Harold Pinter’s THE SERVANT. Aristocratic blond Tony (James Fox) hires butler Hugo Barrett (Dirk Bogarde) to look after his house, but soon the roles begin to shift. A film about tops and bottoms, The Servant is a favorite of Drew Daniel and M.C. Schmidt, aka Matmos, the musical duo behind some of the most cutting-edge music to emerge in the last 15 years. Daniel writes, “the real center of this movie’s power comes down to the slow burning, competitive, passionate bond between two men.”

  • Rating NR
  • Year 1963
  • Running Time 112 minutes
  • Director Joseph Losey

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