In Nazi-occupied Paris, the immoral art dealer, Robert Klein, leads a life of luxury, until a copy of a Jewish newspaper brings him to the attention of the police, linking him with a mysterious doppelgänger. Will Mr Klein clear his name?


Joseph Losey


Franco Solinas, Fernando Morandi (collaborator on screenplay)
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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


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 enacted 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 rather mysterious behaviour. Soon he attracts the close - and menacing - attention of the police to the art trader. Written by Eduardo Casais <>

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In the labyrinthine nightmare of the Occupation.


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This film has a 100% rating based on 12 critic reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. See more »


When Mr. Klein is at the railway station, the trains on the platforms have the SNCF logos on their sides, which only appeared in 1972. See more »


Referenced in One Hundred and One Nights (1995) See more »


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Wonderfully mysterious
5 September 2008 | by Prof-Hieronymos-GrostSee all my reviews

Robert Klein (Alain Delon) is an unscrupulous art dealer in occupied France, who buys paintings at knocked down prices from desperate jews looking for some quick cash to aid their escape, this is a golden opportunity for Klein to live the high life at their expense. Klein is disturbed when he receives a Jewish newspaper at his home. A chance error by a Jewish newspaper sees Klein in trouble with the authorities as they believe he is a jew, Klein has to hurry to prove he is French and that its all a big mistake and that there is another Mr Klein. What follows is a delightful Kafkaesue play on identity and mis-identity, that becomes ever more labyrinthine and confusing, but always spellbinding.

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France | Italy



Release Date:

23 September 1976 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,915, 8 September 2019

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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