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The Trial

Directed by Orson Welles and starring by Anthony Perkins, Arnoldo Foà, Jess Hahn, the film revolves around an unassuming office worker. He is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges.
Keywords:  #Anthony Perkins #Arnoldo Foà #Finanziaria Cinematografica Italiana (FICIT) #Hisa-Film #Jess Hahn #Orson Welles #Paris-Europa Productions #The Trial
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New York Times
May 10, 2005
At best, it is another demonstration of the camera vers atility of Mr. Welles; at worse, a further Kafka demonstration extending to the demanding medium of the screen.
TV Guide
August 29, 2006
Welles applied his bravura directorial style to Kafka's landmark 1925 novel about Joseph K (Perkins), an office clerk who gets arrested without being told why.
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Parallax View
June 20, 2015
The legal system is a literal maze in Welles' visualization and the disparate locations all lead back to one another.
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Time Out
February 09, 2006
The blackest of Welles' comedies.
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Film Threat
July 27, 2007
Orson Welles' bounced Czech, via Kafka. Not the masterpiece that many Welles fanatics claim, but intriguing and outrageous enough for genuine appreciation.
Chicago Sun-Times
January 01, 2000
Above all a visual achievement, an exuberant use of camera placement and movement and inventive lighting.
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February 29, 2012
Labyrinthine, stylized and tragicomic, this adaptation of Kafka's novel sees Welles at his funniest, and his most despairing.
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Village Voice
October 30, 2002
The Trial is splendid to look at and teeming with ideas about the individual, society, and of course, film itself.
San Francisco Chronicle
January 01, 2000
The more Joseph tries to understand, the more impenetrable it becomes.
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June 19, 2006
While not exactly Kafka, every inch of it is most certainly Welles
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Empire Magazine
February 29, 2012
Overwhelmingly bleak, but exciting cinema.
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Chicago Reader
April 06, 2007
Though debatable as an adaptation of the Franz Kafka novel, Orson Welles's nightmarish, labyrinthine comedy of 1962 remains his creepiest and most disturbing work; it's also a lot more influential than people usually admit.
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