THE TRIAL

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By Orson WELLES

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Drama - Completed 1962

Welles claimed that THE TRIAL was the best film he ever made. Rich with Welles’ trademark style, THE TRIAL is a visual feast. The icy black and white photography strikingly depicts the spider-and-fly games of an ineffectual man struggling against his inescapable fate.

    • Year of production
    • 1962
    • Genres
    • Drama, Fantasy, Crime
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, ITALY
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 118 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Orson WELLES
    • Writer(s)
    • Franz KAFKA, Pierre CHOLOT
    • Producer(s)
    • Alexander SALKIND (Paris Europa Production), Michael SALKIND (Paris Europa Production)
    • Synopsis
    • Based on the influential Franz Kafka novel, THE TRIAL is a paranoid masterpiece directed by Orson Welles (Citizen Kane, Touch of Evil). Josef K (Anthony Perkins – Psycho) is arrested, but has no idea what crime he is accused of. In order to find out what offence he is meant to have committed, and to protest his innocence, Josef K must go through the machinations of the judicial system, but he soon finds himself trapped in a dehumanised nightmare.
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