Mr. Klein

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Losey, Joseph, film director.
Solinas, Franco, 1927-1982, screenwriter.
Delon, Alain, 1935- presenter,
Danon, Raymond, presenter.
Moreau, Jeanne, 1928-2017, actor.
Movie (Entertainment) - North Wing Basement
FL FRE 1692
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Physical Desc
1 videodisc (123 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded sheet (12 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 72 x 17 cm, folded to 17 x 12)


General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1976.
General Note
Wide screen (1.66:1).
General Note
Special features: Interviews with critic Michel Ciment and editor Henri Lanoë; Interviews from 1976 with director Joseph Losey and actor Alain Delon; Story of a day, a 1986 documentary on the real-life Vél d'Hiv roundup, a central historical element of Mr. Klein; Trailer; essay by Ginette Vinvendeau.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Gerry Fisher ; editor, Henri Lanoë, Marie Castro-Vazquez, Michele Neny ; music, Egisto Macchi, Pierre Porte.
Alain Delon, Jeanne Moreau, Francine Berge, Juliet Berto, Jean Bouise, Suzanne Flon, Massimo Girotti, Michel Lonsdale.
"One of the crowning achievements of blacklisted Hollywood director Joseph Losey's European exile, Mr. Klein is a spellbinding modernist mystery that puts a chilling twist on the wrong-man thriller. Alain Delon delivers a standout performance as Robert Klein, a decadent art dealer in France during World War II who makes a tidy profit buying up paintings from his desperate Jewish clients. As Klein searches for a Jewish with the same name for whom he has been mistaken, he finds himself plunged into a Kafkaesque nightmare in which his identity seems to dissolve and the forces of history to close in on him. Met with considerable controversy on its release for its portrayal of the real-life wrongdoings of the Vichy government, this haunting, disturbingly beautiful film shivers with existential dread as it traces a society's descent into fascistic fear and inhumanity"--Container.
System Details
Blu-ray, region A; wide screen (1.66:1 aspect ratio); monaural.
French dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Čsar Awards: Best Film, Best Director, 1977

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Losey, J., Solinas, F., Delon, A., Danon, R., Moreau, J., Bergé, F., Berto, J., Bouise, J., Flon, S., Girotti, M., Lonsdale, M., Fisher, G., Lanoë, H., Castro Vásquez, M., Macchi, E., & Porte, P. (2022). Mr. Klein (Blu-ray special edition.). The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Joseph, Losey et al.. 2022. Mr. Klein. [New York, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Joseph, Losey et al.. Mr. Klein [New York, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Losey, Joseph,, et al. Mr. Klein Blu-ray special edition., The Criterion Collection, 2022.

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