The Stranger (1967)

16 10/14/1967 (US) Drama 1h 44m
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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. Though set in the 1930s, the sensibilities of the film were very much attuned to the 1960s: the problem was that Camus' sentiments had been adopted by so many other filmmakers of the period that The Stranger seemed rather commonplace. The film was originally released in Italy as Lo Staniero.

  1. Luchino Visconti

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Albert Camus


  3. Suso Cecchi d'Amico


  4. Georges Conchon


  5. Emmanuel Roblès


Top Billed Cast

  1. Marcello Mastroianni

    Marcello Mastroianni

    Arthur Meursault

  2. Anna Karina

    Anna Karina

    Marie Cardona

  3. Georges Géret

    Georges Géret


  4. Bernard Blier

    Bernard Blier

    Defense Counsel

  5. Georges Wilson

    Georges Wilson

    Examining Magistrate

  6. Pierre Bertin

    Pierre Bertin


  7. Bruno Cremer

    Bruno Cremer


  8. Mimmo Palmara


Full Cast & Crew

The Stranger
The Stranger

Original Title Lo straniero

Status Released

Original Language Italian

Budget -

Revenue -


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