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½ September 12, 2015
Fairly suspenseful till the very end.
February 22, 2014
"Good Luck to you, M-I-S-T-E-R Klein."

If anyone has seen Alain Delon's Le Samourai,please do check this in a favor of him.Another underrated French Cinema,don't miss it.
ElCochran90
Super Reviewer
½ June 11, 2013
The topic of identity is very difficult to explore. Obsession is another tough challenge to adapt. Merge them together and add Delon's most complex performance. A thorough character study with undertones of social critique ensues, arguably Losey's definitive triumph in cinema.

93/100
October 27, 2012
A prospering doctor in German-occupied Paris in 1942 is mistaken for a Jewish man with the same name. I may have to watch this again to fully appreciate. Plodded at times as he searched fruitlessly for his namesake but has a good ironic ending.
½ August 8, 2012
Director Joseph Losey is an acquired taste. He's made great films (Trotsky) and some real boring ones as well. He likes being enigmatic, sometimes to the point of tedium. This is a near great film and Alien Delon nails his Kafkaesque character to the cross....Find it and watch it, but don't get mad at me if you hate it.
August 31, 2011
After I got past the off-putting dubbing into English, the film's central mystery really grabbed me. Alain Delon is an unscrupulous art dealer in France during WWII (preying on fleeing Jews by buying their treasures at low prices) who becomes mistaken for another "Robert Klein" who may be Jewish. As his world crumbles with the enforcement of anti-Semitic laws, he searches (detective-like) for his doppelganger. Losey's direction (and art direction) heightens the ambiguity of Delon's situation and moves him into a world of blues and greys where alienation reigns.
½ June 25, 2011
├piphanie d'un filou en plein vel d'hiv... puissant.
May 18, 2011
A prospering doctor in German-occupied Paris in 1942 is mistaken for a Jewish man with the same name. I may have to watch this again to fully appreciate. Plodded at times as he searched fruitlessly for his namesake but has a good ironic ending.
February 12, 2011
Winner of 1977 French Academy Award. Intriguing premise has Vichy Frenchman profiteering on misfortune of Jews during WWII only to be confused later with a Jewish person of interest who shares his name. A great karmic finish.
½ December 18, 2010
Les papiers ou retrouver son homonyme ?
Sauver sa peau ou savoir qui est l'autre ?
Le flash back vocal des derni├Ęres secondes du film semble indiquer que l'├ (C)go├»sme peut conduire ├á une fin funeste, que le lucre peut d├ (C)tourner des vraies valeurs.
August 29, 2010
Delon is Le Roi du Cool
½ May 29, 2010
dont usually like the detective type story, but losey combines it with interesting ideas based around the fear and dread of a fuck up system and stolen idenity, similar to Kafka/ Orwell work... good stuff!

( I recommend this and Tin Drum for a Nazi-double bill)
March 17, 2010
Waste of time, Even with the Sir, Alain Delon!
Super Reviewer
February 28, 2010
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.
½ October 19, 2009
Beneath the search of a man for an administrative misunderstanding lies the search for his identity in the premises of a decaying society. An exellent example of french cinematography of the end of the half of the last century, impeccable in every aspect and a must-see for everyone!
July 27, 2009
Pendant l'occupation allemande
January 14, 2009
A good film with just a few flaws to many for greatness. The plot raises questions about identity and collaboration in ways I have not seen a film set during WWII do. But the idea of the main character Mr. Klein having a double seems a bit cliche and under explained in the film. Still the film is shocking and pulls no punchs in a thrilling depiction of Mr. Klein's obsession to unravel the mystery of his double.
August 16, 2008
Fable subtile et derangeante sur la judeite et l'identite. L'un des meilleurs roles de Delon.
August 3, 2008
A slow, and for some, tedious study of projection which, nevertheless, has haunted me for decades. The final ten minutes are devastating.
½ May 22, 2008
a mr klein with a very questionable morality is gradually drifting towards an absurd inevitability.along the way the problem of identity is handled masterfully...and all through, one is reminded of kafka and his desperately trial pursuing charakters
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