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Monsieur Klein
     

Monsieur Klein

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Director: Joseph Losey

Cast: Alain Delon, Jeanne Moreau, Suzanne Flon

 
A chilling portrayal of mistaken identity set against the backdrop of Nazi-occupied France, French screen legend Alain Delon stars in director Joseph Losey's dark thriller, coming to DVD from Home Vision Entertainment. Presented in 1.66:1 anamorphic widescreen, this release offers audio in French Digital Stereo with optional English subtitles. Of course, Delon fans

Overview

A chilling portrayal of mistaken identity set against the backdrop of Nazi-occupied France, French screen legend Alain Delon stars in director Joseph Losey's dark thriller, coming to DVD from Home Vision Entertainment. Presented in 1.66:1 anamorphic widescreen, this release offers audio in French Digital Stereo with optional English subtitles. Of course, Delon fans will be happy to see the inclusion of a selected filmography as an extra feature, and in addition to a filmography for director Losey, viewers can also access an original U.S. theatrical trailer and read liner notes by film critic and cinema studies professor Edwin Jahiel.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Richie Unterberger
The premise of Mr. Klein is intriguing, and it's well-acted and suspensefully paced. Yet it's not quite as effective a film as it could have been, owing largely to an unsatisfactory climax. There's also something of an overall failure of nerve to go as deeply into the dark side of the Nazi occupation of Paris as it might have, though there are plenty of hints to keep our attention. The assets of the film are substantial: a coolly elegant performance by Alain Delon in the lead role, strong two-faced supporting characters, and a slow-building sense of dread as Delon gets trapped by forces beyond his control or even comprehension. The main problem lies in the final few minutes, where much of what we know about the protagonist and his motives throughout the story seems at odds with the way he handles his ultimate fate. Delon's situation does mirror that of many Jews and dissidents in early-'40s France, and the film touches upon numerous interesting issues of integrity under fire; the exploitation of the most unfortunate members of society in a time when almost everyone's survival is in doubt; the fine line that sways us between adjusting to circumstances and risking retribution via resistance; and the almost Hitchcockian surreal panic that ensues from being falsely accused of being someone you're not.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/18/2004
UPC:
0037429193624
Original Release:
1976
Rating:
NR
Source:
Homevision
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[monaural, Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
2:02:00

Special Features

New digital transfer enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions; Dolby Digital 2.0 sound; Joseph Losey filmography; Alain Delon selected filmography; Original U.S. theatrical trailer; Liner notes by film critic and cinema studies professor Edwin Jahiel

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alain Delon Robert Klein
Jeanne Moreau Florence
Suzanne Flon Jeanine
Michel Lonsdale Pierre
Juliet Berto Janine
Jean Bouise Man
Francine Bergé Nicole
Massimo Girotti Mr. Charles
Michel Aumont Actor
Roland Bertin Actor
Jean Champion Actor
Etienne Chicot Actor
Magali Clement Actor
Raymond Danon Actor
Gérard Jugnot Actor
Elizabeth Kaza Actor
Lucienne Lemarchand Actor
Jacques Maury Actor
Fred Personne Actor
Francine Racette Actor
Rosina Rochette Actor
Isabelle Sadoyan Actor
Louis Seigner Actor
Maurice Vallier Actor
Pierre Vernier Actor
Francois Viaur Actor

Technical Credits
Joseph Losey Director
Raymond Danon Producer
Alain Delon Producer
Gerry Fisher Cinematographer
Pierre-Wiliam Glenn Cinematographer
Jean-Pierre Labrande Producer
Henri Lanoë Editor
Egisto Macchi Score Composer
Pierre Porte Score Composer
Franco Solinas Screenwriter
Alexandre Trauner Art Director

Scene Index

Side #1 --
2. Defining Race [5:28]
3. Robert Klein [7:51]
4. Identity [4:27]
5. The Prefecture [2:21]
6. Janine [3:34]
7. The Apartment [5:16]
8. The Police [6:42]
9. Invitation [3:17]
10. Mystery Trip [6:50]
11. Vulture & Serpent [6:11]
12. Hibernation [3:49]
13. Origins [7:55]
14. Public Anti-Semitism [4:57]
15. Denial [3:18]
16. The Apartment Revisited [4:37]
17. Isabelle, Cathy, Françoise [5:27]
18. Law [6:41]
19. The Dog [7:55]
20. Goodbye [4:15]
21. Bonjour Isabelle [3:37]
22. Caught [4:23]
23. Detained [6:12]
24. The Train [5:19]
25. End Credits [2:13]

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