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

 -  Drama  -  18 December 1967 (USA)
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Arthur Meursault
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Marie Cardona
Bernard Blier ...
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Georges Wilson ...
Examining Magistrate (as George Wilson)
Bruno Cremer ...
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Pierre Bertin ...
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Jacques Herlin ...
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Marc Laurent ...
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Georges Géret ...
Raymond
Alfred Adam ...
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Jean-Pierre Zola ...
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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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Nostalgic tale
23 August 2011 | by (United Arab Emirates) – See all my reviews

Splendid film about nothing. Few masks, telenovela's ingredients and substance like magic circle. Ambiguous myths and cruel realities. And passion of strange love.

It is not an original story. Slices of Garcia Marquez novels, atmosphere of pampas, poetic tragedies and miracle as ordinary life rule are pieces of a cultural space and spiritual values. But the root of movie is not a chain of clichés or a melodramatic tale. It is a very subtle exploration of feelings, questions and expectation. Picture of tradition and its fall. About Cinderella and Prince Charming.

It is not a great film but it is a touching adaptation. A trip in a small universe with elements from magic realism, exotic recipes and insignificant sacrifices. And about the soul of a slacker for who the world must be her creation.

"Lo straniero" is only a innocent flavor from putrefied flowers of childhood. Delicate, anonymous, without ornaments or secrets, without impressive ambitions, it is only nostalgic tale with roots in a lost space of miracles and food as magnificent spell.


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