Trial, The*

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Trial, The*

  • 1962 ----- b & w ----- 119 min ----- vhs
  • (Written and directed by Orson Welles, based on the novel by Franz Kafka; with Anthony Perkins, Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Romy Schneider, Elsa martinelli, Akim Tamiroff) Orson Welles' theatricality and bravado would seem to be especially unsuited to the matter-of-fact comic horror of the Kafka novel, but he manages some striking effects that aren't at all jarring. This little-seen film has effective passages; it's more than an honorable try.--Pauline Kael [Letterboxed] (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)
  • Topics: (Europe, Law, Literature, Motion Pictures: Features)