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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 »

Director:

Luchino Visconti

Writers:

Albert Camus (novel), Suso Cecchi D'Amico (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marcello Mastroianni ... Arthur Meursault
Anna Karina ... Marie Cardona
Bernard Blier ... Defense Counsel
Alfred Adam Alfred Adam ... L'avocat général
Pierre Bertin Pierre Bertin ... Judge
Angela Luce ... Madame Masson
Jacques Herlin ... Director of Home
Mimmo Palmara ... Masson
Jean-Pierre Zola ... Employer
Joseph Marechal Joseph Marechal ... Salamano
Jacques Monod Jacques Monod ... Prison guard
Mohamed Cheritel Mohamed Cheritel ... Arab
Vittorio Duse ... Lawyer
Brahim Hadjadj ... Arab
Valentino Macchi Valentino Macchi
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Storyline

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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Drama

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Italy | France | Algeria

Language:

French | Italian

Release Date:

18 December 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'étranger See more »

Filming Locations:

Algiers, Algeria

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Twenty years before Visconti's adaptation, while Camus was still alive, the novelist had been approached with the idea of making The Stranger as a film by director Jean Renoir. See more »

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The Camus of Visconti
12 March 2005 | by arichmondfwcSee all my reviews

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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