MR KLEIN

Mr. KleinDirector Joseph Losey’s Mr Klein celebrates the 45th Anniversary with this Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital from September 13. Both critically and publicly lauded on release, this brilliant film competed in the 1976 Cannes Film Festival and the following year would win César Awards for best film, director, and production design. With its story of blurred identities within the politically charged atmosphere of German-occupied Paris, Mr Klein’s themes may well have been influenced by Losey’s own experiences of living in exile following his refusal to stand before the Un-American Activities Committee. Starring Alain Delon in a career defining role with a special appearance from Jeanne Moreau. Losey’s first French-language film with its Kafkaesque focus on the themes of identity and obsession, has become a classic of the doppelgänger paranoia genre and is one of Losey’s darkest films. Paris, January 1942 – art dealer Robert Klein (Delon) is making a killing. For this loyal Frenchman the Nazi occupation is a unique business opportunity. He stands to profit from the Jewish people’s misfortune, as they sell their possessions in a hurry to leave the country. But when a Jewish newspaper turns up on Klein’s doorstep, his comfortable life begins to unravel. It seems there is another Robert Klein, a suspected Jewish Resistance fighter, who is content to live in the shadows and let his namesake take the fall. As Klein’s investigation of his double progresses, the mood shifts from Hitchcock to Kafka and proving his innocence becomes less important than confronting his doppelgänger. Looking and sounding better than ever and accompanied by a host of extras material, this masterpiece of post-war French Cinema is a great addition to Studiocanal’s ever-expanding Vintage World Cinema collection. Watch the trailer You could win one of three Blu-ray copies of this outstanding release by answering the following question: Who plays Florence Klein in the film? Send your name, address and the answer to competition@new-classics.co.uk by 17 September 2021, and the best of luck.

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Competition Winners

Sean Easby, William Douglas & Sheri Darby – West 11 DVD

Helen Martin – Effie Gray Blu-ray/DVD

Jazmin Cooper – Sloth Life

Elvina Ebrahimifar – Adam Smith: West Coast Elegy

Simon Tinsley & Jackie Moore – Link Blu-ray.

Carole Nott  & Anthony Redhead – Opium Rose DVD.

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