The Stranger

(1967)
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Overview

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

    Novel

  3. Georges Conchon

    Screenplay

  4. Suso Cecchi d'Amico

    Screenplay

  5. Emmanuel Roblès

    Writer

Facts

Original Title Lo straniero

Status Released

Release Information

  • October 14, 1967
    Theatrical

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Original Language Italian

Runtime 1h 44m

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