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The Trial (Le procès) (1962)

The Trial
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7.8 IMDB rating

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Anthony Perkins

Anthony Perkins

Josef K.
Jeanne Moreau

Jeanne Moreau

Marika Burstner
Suzanne Flon

Suzanne Flon

Miss Pittl
Madeleine Robinson

Madeleine Robinson

Mrs. Grubach
Max Buchsbaum

Max Buchsbaum

Examining Magistrate
Arnoldo Foà

Arnoldo Foà

Inspector A


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Pierre Cholot

Pierre Cholot



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1 year, 3 months ago at Jul 19 3:37
Orson Welles's The Trial is one disturbing, but hauntingly beautiful film. After years of having studio interference with many of his movies from the Magnificent Ambersons onwards, Welles finally had complete control and (admittedly) really went for broke with this film! It's about as opposite from a mainstream studio film as you'll ever find, with a constantly wandering narrative that really goes... read more
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Description: Josef K. wakes up in the morning and finds the police in his room. They tell him that he is on trial but nobody tells him what he is accused of. In order to find out about the reason of this accusation and to protest his innocence, he tries to look behind the facade of the judicial system. But since this remains fruitless, there seems ... (more)
Release date: 30 March 1963
UPC: 014381593327
1960s (9), Drama (7), 1962 (6), Thriller (6), Based On Novel (5), Courtroom (5), Based On Book (4), Mystery (4), Psychological (3), Confusion (3), Rent (3), Dystopia (3), Enigma (3), Twist (3), Franz Kafka (3), Adaptation (2), Arrest (2), Psychological Drama (2), B&w (2), Dvd Bad (2)
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"03.02. DVD, 1st viewing DIRECTED BY Orson Welles I used to think that nothing could go wrong with a combination of The Trial the novel, Orson Welles as director and Anthony Perkins as Josef K. but The Trial the movie is disappointing. To the film's defense, me being really tired probably affects my opinion about it. Still, I don't think Orson Welles is a very good comedian hence he doesn't quite manage to capture the Kafkaesque absurdity the way I'd hoped (I prefer Terry Gilliam in that regar"


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“Orson Welles's The Trial is one disturbing, but hauntingly beautiful film. After years of having studio interference with many of his movies from the Magnificent Ambersons onwards, Welles finally had complete control and (admittedly) really went for broke with this film! It's about as opposite from a mainstream studio film as you'll ever find, with a constantly wandering narrative that really goes nowhere for long stretches. But this all works in its on wonderfully weird way as Welles captures the feeling that Josef K really is in the middle of a terrible nightmare. Is it all really happening, or is it all in his imagination? The black and white cinematography is quite simply, some of the best ever put to celluloid. Anthony Perkins is outstanding in the lead role. This is definitely his be” read more

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