All good films come to those who wait.”
— Anthony Lane, The New Yorker
"MOODY, ELEGANTLY DISTURBING AND IMPECCABLY MADE...
seems more relevant today than it did at its original 1976 release."
— Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
Director: Joseph Losey
Producer: Alain Delon
Cast: Alain Delon, Jeanne Moreau, Michel Lonsdale
Screenwriter: Franco Solinas, Fernando Morandi, Costa-Gavras
Cinematography: Gerry Fisher
Music: Egisto Macchi, Pierre Porte
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Language: French with English subtitles
Running Time: 123 minutes
In Occupied France, Mr. Klein (Alain Delon) exploits the situation of the Jews by buying and selling their works of art. When a Jewish man of the same name surfaces in Paris, Klein comes under suspicion and experiences the persecution of his countrymen firsthand.
Awards and Nominations:
Best Film, Best Director, Best Production Design (César Awards, 1977)
Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Sound nominations (César Awards, 1977)
"MR. KLEIN IS A POLITICAL MOVIE IN THE PRESENT TENSE."
— Richard Brody, The New Yorker
“A SLOW-BURNING FRENCH THRILLER…
Suffused not only with history, but also with echoes of Kafka, Dostoyevsky and the clipped paranoia of Losey’s collaborations with Harold Pinter.”
— New York Times
"Mr. Klein remains as strong and thought-provoking a film today as it was
over 40 years ago."
— Mitchell Abidor, Jewish Currents