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The Stranger (1967)

Lo straniero (original title)
Approved | | Drama | 18 December 1967 (USA)
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 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Arthur Meursault
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Marie Cardona
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Georges Wilson ...
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Georges Géret ...
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Alfred Adam ...
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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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Albert Camus' Chilling Story of a Man Who Was Damned If He Would And Damned If He Wouldn't...

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Visconti had considered Alain Delon, George Chakiris, and Tony Curtis for the title role. See more »

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One of my top 10 films
15 January 2006 | by (Miami.Fl) – See all my reviews

Too bad it's not available on VHS or DVD, when I first saw this film years ago I was blown away , the mood it evokes is totally what living life day to day is all about , pure existentialism, my father was one and I have some of that in me , so I totally got it , Life is but a fleeting moment by moment .Existentialist ,Camus was one along with Sartre it's the same day everyday ,only we ,measure our own decay with the man made notion of time.Based on Camus's novel This film will either impress you or bore you.But then again it all depends on how you look at life. If you enjoyed films such as Fellini's "La dolce Vita" or "wager with the devil" then you will certainly enjoy "The Stranger"


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