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    Unique ID Code: 0000150582
    Added by: Stuart McLean
    Added on: 7/9/2012 19:53
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    The Trial: 50th Anniversary

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    Certificate: PG
    Running Time: 120 Mins
    Retail Price: £15.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    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.

    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. Using the cracked labyrinthine corridors of Paris' ruined Gare D'Orsay as his set, Welles perfectly captures Kafka's terrifying skewed world. A masterclass in building tension, The Trial aptly illustrates why Welles is often cited as the greatest director of all time.

    Special Features:
    Tempo interview with Orson Welles
    Interview with actor/playwright Steven Berkoff about Franz Kafka and adapting his work
    Deleted scene
    "Welles, Kafka & The Trial" documentary
    "Orson Welles, Architect of Light" documentary
    Booklet on the movie written by Jonathan Rosenbaum, film critic and author of Discovering Orson Welles (2007), the editor of This Is Orson Welles (1998) and consultant on the 1998 re-edit of Touch Of Evil

    Audio Tracks:
    Mono 2.0

    Directed By:
    Orson Welles

    Written By:

    Anthony Perkins
    Jeanne Moreau
    Orson Welles
    Romy Schneider
    Elsa Martinelli
    Suzanne Flon
    Akim Tamiroff
    Madeleine Robinson
    Arnoldo Foà
    Fernand Ledoux
    Michael Lonsdale
    Max Buchsbaum
    Max Haufler
    Maurice Teynac

    Soundtrack By:
    Jean Ledrut

    Director of Photography:
    Edmond Richard

    Yvonne Martin
    Frederick Muller (as Fritz H. Muller)
    Orson Welles (uncredited)

    Costume Designer:
    Helen Thibault

    Alexander Salkind

    Executive Producer:
    Michael Salkind

    Studio Canal

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