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The Trial

The Trial

A Feature film by Orson Welles

Produced by Paris Europa Productions

Release in France : 22/12/1962


    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 to be no chance for him to escape from this Kafkaesque nightmare.

    Actors (23)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Paris Europa Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

    Foreign production companies :

    Finanziaria Cinematografica Italiana (FICIT), Hisa Film, Dubrava Films

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    Full credits (21)

    Executive Producers :

    Alexandre Salkind, Michael Salkind, Yves Laplanche

    Adaptation :

    Pierre Cholot

    Author of original work :

    Franz Kafka

    Foreign Producer :

    Enrico Bomba

    Sound Recordist :

    Guy Villette

    Assistant Operator :

    Robert Fraisse

    Production Manager :

    Paul Laffargue

    Assistant editors :

    Chantal Delattre, Roberto Perpignani, Gérard Pollicand

    Music Composer :

    Jean Ledrut

    Sound Mixer :

    Jacques Lebreton

    Location Manager :

    Jacques Pignier

    Assistant directors :

    Marc Maurette, Sophie Thevenet-Becker, Paul Seban

    Dialogue Writer :

    Pierre Cholot

    Screenwriter :

    Orson Welles

    Director of Photography :

    Edmond Richard

    Sound assistants :

    Urbain Loiseau, Guy Maillet

    Camera Operator :

    Adolphe Charlet

    Editor :

    Yvonne Martin

    Production Designer :

    Jean Mandaroux

    Foley artist :

    Julien Coutellier

    Still Photographer :

    Roger Corbeau

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Sub-genre :

    Drama, Literary adaptation

    Themes :

    Justice, The absurd

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    Coproducer countries :

    Germany, France, Italy, Yugoslavia

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    Runtime :

    1 h 58 min

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    Black & White

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    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections


    French Syndicate of Cinema Critics - 1962

    French Syndicate of Cinema Critics (1962)


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