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.
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Visconti had considered Alain Delon, George Chakiris, and Tony Curtis for the title role. See more
The restoration of the film was carried out by: the National Film School - National Film Library, as part of the 'Visconti Project' in collaboration with Cinecitta Holding International Picture Investment Limited. The work was carried out in the spring & summer 1999, at the Technicolor Laboratory in Rome, under the supervision of Giuseppe Rotunno. See more