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Paris, 1942. Robert Klein cannot find any fault with the state of affairs in German-occupied France. He has a well-furnished flat, a mistress, and business is booming. Jews facing discrimination because of laws edicted by the French government are desperate to sell valuable works of art - and it is easy for him to get them at bargain prices. His cosy life is disrupted when he realizes that there is another Robert Klein in Paris - a Jew with a rather mysterious behaviour. Very soon, this homonymy attracts the close - and menacing - attention of the police on the established art trader. Written by
Eduardo Casais <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I just don't seem to be of the same opinion of most of the rest of the reviews on this one.
Alain Delon plays the title character. He's an oddly happy man. While his country is occupied by the Nazis, he's very content. He makes a career out of buying and selling art from Jews who have no choice but to sell--and he's a sleazy profiteer. He also has a mistress and has everything he wants. However, when another Mr. Klein tries to convince authorities that the sleazy Klein is a Jew, his ordered and happy life starts to crumble. And, Klein knows he needs to expose the real Jewish Klein or he could be branded a Jew and lose everything...including his life.
I noticed that the reviews for "Mr. Klein" are very, very favorable. So favorable that I stared to wonder why I disliked the film so much as I watched the film--as I was really expecting to like it. As I pondered, I thought the problem was NOT the plot. The story idea was pretty interesting. However, the way the story was told was so incredibly dull, as it's way underplayed throughout--making what should be a great story amazingly lifeless. As a result, much of the impact of the film was lost on me. I just can't see what the others saw in this film and there are certainly MANY films that deal with the Holocaust era better than this.
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