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Monsieur Klein

Monsieur Klein

A Feature film by Joseph Losey

Produced by Lira Films, Adel Productions

Release in France : 27/10/1976


    Paris, 1942. Robert Klein is a successful art dealer, profiteering from the French government’s treatment of its Jewish citizens. To escape deportation to Germany, Jews are forced to sell their treasures to unscrupulous people like Klein. Then, one day, Klein receives a Jewish pamphlet addressed to him. He decides to look into this and discovers that there is another Mr Klein who has set out to confuse their identities to cover his own anti-Nazi activities. Klein is determined to discover what his namesake is up to, to the point of assuming his identity. In doing so, he risks being arrested in place of the Jew he is pursuing…

    Actors (42)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Lira Films, Adel Productions

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    Mondial Televisione Film (Mondial Te-Fi)

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    International releases (2)

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    Full credits (20)

    Executive Producers :

    Alain Delon, Raymond Danon, Norbert Saada

    Line Producer :

    Ralph Baum

    Foreign Producer :

    Sergio Bonotti

    Co-producers :

    Jean-Pierre Labrande, Robert Kuperberg

    Sound recordists :

    Maurice Dagonneau, Jean Labussière

    Production manager :

    Ludmila Goulian

    Assistant editor :

    Marie Castro

    Production Designer :

    Pierre Duquesne

    Casting :

    Margot Capelier, Dominique Lallier

    Sound Mixer :

    Alex Pront

    Assistant directors :

    Philippe Monnier, Remy Duchemin

    Screenwriters :

    Costa Gavras, Franco Solinas

    Voice :

    Jean Topart

    Director of Photography :

    Gerry Fisher

    Camera operators :

    Richard Andry, Pierre-William Glenn, Jean-Francis Gondre

    Editors :

    Henri Lanoé, Michèle Neny

    Continuity supervisor :

    Lucie Lichtig

    Music Composers :

    Egisto Macchi, Pierre Porte

    Artistic Director :

    Alexandre Trauner

    Still Photographer :

    Victor Rodrigue

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    Feature film

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    France, Italy

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    Majority French (France, Italy)

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    Runtime :

    2 h 3 min

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    Posters (1)



    Festival Selections (4)

    French Film Festival of Cuba - 2018

    French Film Festival of Cuba (Cuba, 2018)


    Hommage à Jeanne Moreau

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1977

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1977)

    Selection (7)

    Best Film

    Best Actor : Alain Delon

    Best Director : Joseph Losey

    Best Production Design : Alexandre Trauner

    Best Cinematography : Gerry Fisher

    Best Editing : Henri Lanoé

    Best Sound : Jean Labussière

    Cannes International Film Festival - 1976

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1976)


    Official Competition


    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1977

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1977)

    Awards (3)

    César Award for Best Film

    César Award for Best Production Design : Alexandre Trauner

    César Award for Best Director : Joseph Losey