the stranger

the stranger

THE STRANGER (1967) aka "Lo straniero" [Eng subs]

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"Albert Camus' chilling story of a man who was damned if he would and damned if he wouldn't..." (U.S. movie poster) This is an English subtitled, Italian-language version of Luchino Visconti's film THE STRANGER ("Lo straniero"), based on the existential novel by Albert Camus. The 1967 French-Italian-Algerian coproduction features Marcello Mastroianni, Anna Karina, Bernard Blier and Georges Wilson. It was produced by Dino De Laurentiis, in association with Paramount Pictures. THE STRANGER tells the story of an emotionally detached, amoral man named Meursault (Mastroianni). He does not cry at his mother's funeral, does not believe in God, and kills a man he barely knows without any discernible motive. For his crime, Meursault is deemed a threat to society and sentenced to death. When he comes to accept the "gentle indifference of the world", he finds peace with himself and with the society that persecutes him. Camus' 1942 masterwork was adapted for the screen by Visconti and his longtime collaborator, Suso Cecchi D'Amico. The cinematography is by Giuseppe Rotunno, with music by Piero Piccioni. Due to copyright restraints made by the Camus estate, Visconti's film is very rarely screened. In 2009, it was given a brief theatrical rerelease in France by Acacias Films (as "L'Etranger"), but isn't available on DVD, in either Europe or the U.S. English subtitles have been added.