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Mr. Klein (1976)

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In this French film, Mr. Klein is a French-Catholic art dealer who works as a school principal during the Nazi Occupation. Klein takes financial advantage of his Jewish neighbors. Ironically Klein is himself mistaken for a missing Jew and learns a bitter lesson about life in the other man's shoes.
Rating:
PG
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Home Vision Entertainment

Cast

Alain Delon
as Robert Klein
Jeanne Moreau
as Florence
Juliet Berto
as Janine
Suzanne Flon
as Concierge
Massimo Girotti
as Mr. Charles
Roland Bertin
as L'administrateur du journal
Jean Champion
as Le gardien de la morgue
Etienne Chicot
as Un policier
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Critic Reviews for Mr. Klein

All Critics (3)

Great acting by Delon, a great premise and great atmosphere, make this nearly a great film.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Those doubting the acting chops of handsomer Delon should have a look at Joseph Losey's existential and moral Holocaust drama, in which the Gallic star gives his most complex and challenging performance.

Full Review… | December 17, 2007
EmanuelLevy.Com

Este pesadelo kafkaniano (com toques noir) traz Delon como um personagem complexo que transforma a busca por um judeu (seu homônimo) em uma obsessão - ao mesmo tempo em que relembramos os crimes do governo francês na época da ocupação nazista.

August 16, 2003
Cinema em Cena

Audience Reviews for Mr. Klein

What is in a name? This question has profound implications during an anti-Semitic regime. The surname is a precursor to identity: Klein implies French Catholicism or Dutch Jewish ancestry. Seeking to correct a simple case of mistaken identity becomes a Kafkaesque journey. Exploration of the doppelganger is rarely more personal. A well-scripted, riveting intellectual thriller.

Stefanie C
Stefanie C

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Pretty amazing. It's not everyday you get such a powerful and poignant mix of a thrilling mystery and historical fiction.

Jenna Ipcar
Jenna Ipcar

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