Both a thriller and a Kafkaesque dissertation on identity, Joseph Losey's Mr. Klein
stars Alain Delon (Le Samorai, Le Cercle rouge
) as Robert Kleina charming and unscrupulous art dealer in Nazi-occupied France. As Jews flee Paris, Klein exploits them, preying on their desperation by buying their valuables at a fraction of their worth...until he finds his name is shared by a Jewish criminal who is a member of the anti-Nazi resistance. Klein reports this to the authorities only to find he is uncontrollably sinking into the quicksand of mistaken identity. Co-starring Jeanne Moreau (La Femme Nikita
), Mr. Klein
is an award-winning suspense classic that studies the ever-changing relationship between victim and oppressor.