Mr. Klein (1976)

PG   |    |  Crime, Drama, Mystery


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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?


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Director:

Joseph Losey

Writers:

Franco Solinas, Fernando Morandi (collaborator on screenplay)

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19 July 2000 | alice liddell
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| Losey's best film since THE SERVANT.
By far the most popular kind of film produced in 70s France was the policier, in which dogged detectives and po-faced policemen plodded through dour crime narratives after charismatic criminals. Generally reactionary, many featured Alain Delon, along with Jean-Paul Belmondo, France's biggest star.

MONSIEUR KLEIN is a very different Delon policier. Set in Occupied Paris, its police are Gestapo stooges doggedly and po-facedly seeking out phoney Frenchmen, with one of whom Klein, Catholic, collaborationist-befriending, art-dealing war-profiteer, seems to be confused, with inevitable consequences.

Losey's nausea-inducing camerawork, his use of ugly colour and shadows which literally swallows up the brightest of film-stars, the recreation of Nazi France, the playing with ideas of play, the combining of exciting thriller with Borges and Kafka, makes this one of the best films of the 70s.

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,915 8 September 2019

Gross USA:

$193,028

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$193,028

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