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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 ... See full summary »

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Joseph Losey

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Franco Solinas, Fernando Morandi (collaborator on screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alain Delon ... Mr. Robert Klein
Jeanne Moreau ... Florence Klein
Francine Bergé Francine Bergé ... Nicole (as Francine Berge)
Juliet Berto ... Jeanine
Jean Bouise ... Le vendeur
Suzanne Flon ... La concierge
Massimo Girotti ... Charles
Michael Lonsdale ... Pierre (as Michel Lonsdale)
Michel Aumont ... Le fonctionnaire de la préfecture
Roland Bertin Roland Bertin ... L'administrateur du journal
Jean Champion Jean Champion ... Le gardien de la morgue
Etienne Chicot ... Un policier
Magali Clément Magali Clément ... Lola (as Magali Clement)
Gérard Jugnot ... Le photographe
Hermine Karagheuz Hermine Karagheuz ... La jeune ouvrière
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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 <eduardo.casais@research.nokia.com>

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France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 September 1976 (Italy) See more »

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Mr Klein See more »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Intriguing and dark story deliberately paced by Joseph Losey
13 April 2010 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This is an interesting film involving a French-Catholic businessman into Kafkanian situations .January 1942, Paris , the art dealer Robert Klein is taking a lot of money because of the Nazi occupation gives him great opportunities on business buying objects and paying for less than which the valuables are worth from Jewish attempting to getaway . When a Jew newspaper appears near the door his cosy existence goes wrong. Then another Mr Klein from Jew resistance who lives hidden and wanted for anti-Nazi activities is replacing his identity , then he is mistaken for another person.

It's a complex intrigue in Frank Kafka and Hitchock style , cleverly directed by Joseph Losey. The movie is proceeded of intense manner but in slow-moving and for that reason results to be a little bit boring.This suspenseful movie is well starred by Alain Delon, the French actor most known around the world mainly for his romantic and noir films. He worked with legendary directors as Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Melville, Luchino Visconti, and Michelangelo Antonioni.This is the second pairing Alain Delon-Losey who formerly collaborated in ¨Assassination of Trosky (1972)¨. Magnificent support cast plenty of known French actors as Jeanne Moreau,Michael Lonsdale, Suzanne Flon , Massimo Girotti and uncredited Gerard Jugnot and Michael Aumont.Confuse but original screenplay by prestigious Italian screenwriter named Franco Solinas. It contains splendid cinematography by Gerry Fisher adding adequate setting by the master Alexandre Trauner. Director Losey was originally compelled to release movies under pseudonym Victor Hansbury because he had blacklisted by Hollywood (where he shot The boy with the green hair, Prowler, Sleeping tiger, among others) during the 50s red scare . Losey exiled England where directed good films (Servant, King and Country, Accident, Romantic Englishwoman) and other European countries as France where filmed Mr Klein.


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