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The Stranger (1967)
"Lo straniero" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  18 December 1967 (USA)
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In an atmosphere of political tension when the French still control Algiers, an Algerian is killed on the beach and a French man who has lived in Algiers all his life is arrested for the ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Credited cast:
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Arthur Meursault
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Marie Cardona
Bernard Blier ...
Defense Counsel
Georges Wilson ...
Examining Magistrate (as George Wilson)
Bruno Cremer ...
Priest
Pierre Bertin ...
Judge
Jacques Herlin ...
Director of Home
Marc Laurent ...
Emmanuel
Georges Géret ...
Raymond
Alfred Adam ...
L'avocat général
Jean-Pierre Zola ...
Employer
Mimmo Palmara ...
Masson
Angela Luce ...
Madame Masson
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Vittorio Duse ...
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In an atmosphere of political tension when the French still control Algiers, an Algerian is killed on the beach and a French man who has lived in Algiers all his life is arrested for the murder. A trial takes place. One of the witnesses was at the funeral of Arthur Meursault's mother. It bothers other mourners and Mersault himself that he showed no emotion when his mother died. His eventful day at the beach takes place a short time after the funeral when he is examining what his life has been and what path should he take in the future. Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

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18 December 1967 (USA)  »

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Visually hypnotic adaptation of Camus' L'etranger
28 August 2006 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

Visconti brings to life the Camus novel with the minimum of dialog and surreal visuals.

Algiers sweats. The sun's glare beats down and doesn't let up--right up to the courtroom scene where one watches a dazed Mastroianni in the foreground while the fans of the jury members move in constant motion in a soft-focus background. Much of the film has a dreamlike feel that fuses with the existential blankness felt by Mastroianni's character.

I recall this film playing frequently in San Francisco at the Times Theater back in the early stoner 70's. And with the 70's, this film has all but disappeared. One only hopes that all of Visconti's films will someday make it to DVD--but especially The Stranger!


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