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Orson Welles: The Trial (1963)
Starring: Elsa Martinelli, Jeanne Moreau, Anthony Perkins, Romy Schneider, Akim Tamiroff, Orson Welles
Director: Orson Welles
Category: Suspense, Mystery
Studio: Laserlight
118 mins



"The Trial is the best film I ever made" --Orson Welles

Welles applied his exceptional directorial style to Kafka's landmark 1925 novel about Joseph K. (Anthony Perkins), an office clerk who gets arrested without being told why. The film, which opens with a brilliant series of pin-screen pictures, (a technique using pins, cloth, light and shadows created by A. Alexeieff), concentrates on the atmosphere of K's world, accompanied by the dreamy musical leitmotif of Albinoni's "Adagio". The sets are typical Welles baroque, massive structures which engulf K in the same way Xanadu shows the claustrophobic walls and ceilings, make The Trial essential viewing!