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World Cinema: The Trial


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Based on the novel by Franz Kafka.
Starring Anthony Perkins, Jeanne Moreau, Orson Welles, Romy Schneider

Orson Welles likes to find off-beat settings for his productions and for The Trial the huge disused Gare d'Orsay in Paris provides the background to his version of Franz Kafka's nightmare story of Joseph K (Anthony Perkins), accused and placed on trial for an unnamed crime. He is never told his crime nor does he ever face his accuser or judge, though he does meet his advocate (played by Welles himself), a man who conducts his practice from an enormous baroque bed which he frequently shares with his nurse.


Based on the novel by: Franz Kafka
Director: Orson Welles
Joseph K: Anthony Perkins
Miss Burstner: Jeanne Moreau
Leni: Romy Schneider
Hilda: Elsa Martinelli
Landlady: Madeleine Robinson
Defence Advocate: Orson Welles
Block: Akim Tamiroff

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World Cinema: The Trial

BBC Two England, 3 September 1968 21.30

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