In this intense adaptation of the classic Albert Camus novel, Arthur Meursault is a bored clerical worker in 1930s Algeria who is completely isolated from his surroundings. His alienation leads to sudden, mystifying attacks of violence, and eventually culminates in his arbitrary shooting of a man on a beach. In the ensuing trial, the full extent of Meursault’s existential crisis becomes alarmingly clear to judge, jury and prosecutor.
Director: Luchino Visconti.
Writers: Albert Camus (novel), Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Georges Conchon & Luchino Visconti (screenplay)
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anna Karina, Bernard Blier, Alfred Adam, Pierre Bertin, Angela Luce, Jacques Herlin, Mimmo Palmara, Jean-Pierre Zola, Joseph Marechal, Jacques Monod, Mohamed Cheritel, Vittorio Duse, Brahim Hadjadj.
Cinematographer: Giuseppe Rotunno.
Composer: Piero Piccioni.
1967 Venice Film Festival – Nominated for the Golden Lion.
1968 Golden Globes – Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film.
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