|  Book Tickets: 24/01/2010
  |  Buy to Own: 21/06/2004
  |  124 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC


Part of the American Film Theatre Collection, this stage-play-on-screen marks Harold Pinter's directorial debut. Alan Bates stars as Ben Butley, the eponymous anti-hero, an ascerbic, bitter and sharp-tongued English professor whose professional life is threatened by an upcoming intellectual young woman in his department. His personal life is also giving him something to rant about: his ex-wife has announced her remarriage to someone Butley can't stand, and his male lover of several years is leaving him for a gentler, more even-tempered partner.

Contains strong language
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