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Lo Straniero (The Stranger) (1967) Luchino Visconti; Marcello Mastroianni
Lo Straniero (The Stranger) (1967) Luchino Visconti; Marcello Mastroianni


 
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This is a region-free DVD-R without case or artwork.

In Italian with English subtitles. This is a widescreen VHS transfer.

The Stranger is a literal (but still very cinematic) adaptation of the novel by Albert Camus. Marcello Mastrioanni stars as Meursault, a man who feels utterly isolated from everyone and everything around him. This alienation results in sudden, inexplicable bursts of violence, culminating in murder. The subsequent trial of Meursault manages to convey the oppressive heat of its Algerian setting with director Luchino Visconti's usual veneer of elegant decadence.

Average Rating: Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 10 Write a review »

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5 of 5 One of Visconti's best September 13, 2017
Reviewer: James P from Rego Park, NY United States  
Next to Senso and The Leopard this one of Visconti's best--and hardest to get a hold of. So glad MD has made it available. Great print, too.

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5 of 5 Great find June 9, 2017
Reviewer: Egodoc from Elkins Park, PA United States  
Appreciate  Movie Detective ability to find obscure films not aviable elsewhere.  Super.

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4 of 5 Fascinating June 3, 2017
Reviewer: Patrick Hunter from Panorama City, CA United States  
As the website mentions, it's from a VHS source material, but it is at least anamorphic and is the best you'll get at this time.

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4 of 5 Italian with Subtitles Beats VHS/YouTube Dubbing January 18, 2017
Reviewer: Chris Kuykendall from Austin, TX United States  
The great virtue of the MovieDetective DVD-R is that it contains the original Italian with subtitles, which is a big improvement over the English-dubbed VHS and YouTube versions. By all accounts, the movie is faithful to the Camus novel, which I haven't read. Also, it is set and was filmed in Algiers, which I appreciate because Camus' novel The Plague, which I have read and admire, has only a film adaptation relocated to South America and no adaptation with the same Algerian setting of the book, in Oran. A last comment relates to this movie's release in 1967 and its inclusion of Anna Karina in a supporting role as Marcello Mastroianni's girlfriend. If you like her here, consider MovieDetective's other 1967 Anna Karina DVD-R offering, La Religieuse (The Nun), in which she has an outstanding lead role performance.

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4 of 5 The Stranger Dir: Luchino Visconti September 10, 2015
Reviewer: Michael Nesbitt from Hurlstone Park, New South Wales Australia  
A rare misunderstood gem that pays great respect to Albert Camus novel The Outsider.

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