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Mr. Klein

1976, Joseph Losey, France, 123 min.
With Alain Delon, Jeanne Moreau, Juliet Berto

Show Times

  • Fri, Nov 8th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Nov 8th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Nov 9th 2:00pm
  • Sat, Nov 9th 8:00pm
  • Sun, Nov 10th 5:00pm
  • Mon, Nov 11th 7:45pm
  • Tue, Nov 12th 7:45pm
  • Wed, Nov 13th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Nov 14th 6:00pm
  • Fri, Nov 15th 4:00pm
  • Fri, Nov 15th 8:00pm
  • Sat, Nov 16th 3:00pm
  • Sun, Nov 17th 4:45pm
  • Mon, Nov 18th 7:45pm
  • Tue, Nov 19th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Nov 20th 8:00pm
  • Thu, Nov 21st 6:00pm
New restoration!

"An event...All good films come to those who wait."—Anthony Lane, The New Yorker

“MR. KLEIN remains as strong and thought-provoking a film as it was over 40 years ago.” — Mitchell Abidor, Jewish Currents

Set in 1942, during the Nazi occupation of France, director Losey's unnerving drama of identity and complicity channels Kafka's parables of nightmarish bureaucracies, Hitchcock's thrillers of mistaken identity, and Losey's own experiences as a blacklisted leftist during the McCarthy era. The protagonist is Robert Klein (Delon), an elegant Parisian art-dealer who is comfortably profiting off the fire-sale prices extracted from Jews fleeing the country. Then a copy of a Jewish newspaper is delivered to Klein's door, apparently by mistake. Contacting the authorities, he discovers that there is another Robert Klein in Paris, resembling him in many respects but notably different in one: he is Jewish. Our Mr. Klein sets out on a quest for his elusive double, in the process entangling himself ever deeper in the net of suspicion and surveillance that is engulfing France. Recently revived in a new digital restoration, MR. KLEIN enjoyed a record-breaking run at New York's Film Forum. In French with English subtitles. (MR)

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