Dirk Bogarde plays Barratt, a servant who is hired by Tont (James Fox), a young and elegant man about town, to run a house he has just bought in a fashionable part of London, and who, almost imperceptibly, begins to dominate his master. But Barrett's influence extends further than Tony realizes, and he finds himself entangled in an intense psychological war with his former valet. Servant and master square off in a battle that redefines each man's understanding of fear, desire and class.
With a sparkling new restoration ,The Servant’s enduring influence can be felt today in modern classics such as Parasite – Bong Joon-ho has even named it as one of his top five favourite films. 1963’s The Servant stands among the most subversive and thrilling British films ever made.