The Trial (1962)

Not Rated   |    |  Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges.




  • Orson Welles and Romy Schneider in The Trial (1962)
  • Orson Welles and Romy Schneider in The Trial (1962)
  • Orson Welles and Anthony Perkins in The Trial (1962)
  • Anthony Perkins and Jeanne Moreau in The Trial (1962)
  • Anthony Perkins and Elsa Martinelli in The Trial (1962)
  • Anthony Perkins in The Trial (1962)

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29 April 2001 | findkeep
The Most Visually Astounding and Utterly Disturbing Film
Never has any film reached down off its silver screen and shaken me as violently as did The Trial. I came out of my local art house quivering. Even now, as I write, I detect a hint of paranoia. I would go as far as to say Orson Welles' The Trial is the most frightening film I've ever beheld. Watching it for the first time it's safe to say I hated it. There were scenes that held me so close to the edge of madness, it was all I could do not to fly screaming out of the theater. Only afterwards, on the way home, did I realize that its ability to do so was what made the film so remarkable. Definitely a must see, but be forwarned.

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