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

Approved  |   |  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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Credited cast:
Arthur Meursault
Marie Cardona
Defense Counsel
Georges Wilson ...
Examining Magistrate (as George Wilson)
Bruno Cremer ...
Pierre Bertin ...
Jacques Herlin ...
Director of Home
Marc Laurent ...
Georges Géret ...
Alfred Adam ...
L'avocat général
Jean-Pierre Zola ...
Mimmo Palmara ...
Angela Luce ...
Madame Masson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean-Marc Bory
Vittorio Duse ...


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 <>

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The Camus of Visconti
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A naked room, a dead old woman lies on a wooden coffin, across the coffin we see her son. His head down, his face slightly contorted. We move in to notice with a chill that he's just trying to get some dirt from under his fingernails. Mersault. Visconti's Mersault inspired by Camus's Mersault. The film was attacked in its day and the Albert Camus's purists shouted blue murder or worse, they didn't say a word. Visconti knew what he was doing. He chose Marcelo Mastroianni to play Mersault. By that choice alone he was departing from Camus's intentions and yet, if you read the book today and see the film today, Mastroianni is Camus's Mersault. It is the driest of all Visconti films. His toughest. Mastroianni gives a performance that defies description. If you've seen more than once,"XXX" by choice, I don't promise you that you'll surrender, automatically, to the power of this film, but I can assure you that both films belong to the same Universe, yours, ours. Give it a try. Then, you tell me.

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