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Frightfully claustrophobic, but a gripping film.,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Trial  (VHS Tape)
Based on the Franz Kafka book of the same name, "The trail" is an underrated and fantastic film. Anthony Perkins is arrested for something he is not told of, and is stuck in a nightmare situation he can`t get out of. Having not read the book, I got lost half way through the film. The plot seemed to go in different ways and you often think to yourself "Hold on a minute", but I was gripped to the film, even though it had an uncomfortable feeling through out. Perkins is well cast as "K", who is a nervy, paranoid charcter, but then, Perkins had been shoved into roles like that since "Psycho". Orson Welles directed it, and also stars in it. It was to be one of the great line of ignored welles films, but is one of his best. An excellent film well worth watching, even if you only watch it the once.
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Initial post: 26 Feb 2012 05:30:44 GMT
K. Gordon says:
A good review, and I agree with your opinion, but somehow it has been attached
to the US TV series 'Arrest and Trial' and not to Welles' "The Trial".
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