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Crime, Drama, Mystery
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In Occupied Paris, Alain Delon’s Catholic art dealer Klein seems to be sitting pretty, with an apartment full of expensive paintings, sculpture, and tapestries bought at fire sale prices from Jews eager to flee. But when a Jewish newspaper is delivered to his doorstep, the protests and desperate search for his Aryan heritage begin, so desperate that he begins a frenzied search for his Jewish doppelganger. Received coldly by French audiences, who objected to its depiction of wartime collaboration, “Mr. Klein” still went on to win three Césars: Best Film, Director, and Production Design.
In French with English subtitles
“The emergence of Mr. Klein will be an event to match that of another fierce appraisal of Occupied France, Jean-Pierre Melville’s Army of Shadows, which finally arrived on American screens in 2006, thirty-seven years after it was made. All good films come to those who wait.”
– Anthony Lane, The New Yorker
“Long unseen and worth revisiting…a historical reconstruction with a modernist tone, evoking both Kafka and Borges.”
– J. Hoberman
“The best performance of Delon’s long career.”
– Los Angeles Times
“A slow-burning French thriller… Suffused not only with history, but also with echoes of Kafka, Dostoyevsky and the clipped paranoia of Losey’s Pinter collaborations.”
– Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times