I had read about this in books about Joseph Losey, the director, but only last night did I have the opportunity to watch it on video. Monsieur Klein has obvious similarities with the works of Kafka, with the main character's fate gradually becoming indistinguishable from that of a Jewish namesake, to the point where he is herded off to an destination unknown to him which we know to be a concentration or extermination camp. At the start of the film he was a parasite making a good living off the need of Jews to sell off art objects for a relative pittance, but at the end he shares the fate of many Jews. In a film with many standout scenes, there are two which deserve special mention: the opening scene where a woman is poked and prodded by a doctor to determine whether she is racially inferior or not, and the scene when the French police raid Klein's premises and remove most of the art objects he possesses because he is suspected of being Jewish. Klein hands a woman friend a scrap of music and asks her to play it on the piano. She does so, not recognising it and asking if it is a military march, but the police are furious and demand that she stops. The music is the Communist song, the "Internationale". Klein gives no indication that he knows what it is but calls on her to continue playing it, perhaps as a gesture of defiance.