Alienation (Social psychology) -- Drama, Camus, Albert, 1913-1960. L'etranger -- Film and video adaptations

The Stranger

(Lo straniero)
(The Outsider), (L'etranger), (Amare per vivere)

Imported 35mm Print


Marcello Mastroianni, Anna Karina, Pierre Bertin, Alfred Adam,

Marcello Mastroianni stars as Meursault, Camus’s archetype of alienation, a man who commits a senseless crime simply because the sun shines. While Visconti’s vision is entirely faithful to Camus’s story, it also supplies a sense of detail and context absent from the book, meticulously re-creating 1930s Algiers with a keen awareness of the fraught relations between the French colonists and the colonized Arabs. “In Mastroianni . . . Visconti has a superb Meursault. Though the actor is much too glamorous for the part, he manages to shrink himself into the disaffected, slightly dazed, but intelligent nonentity Camus had in mind” (John Simon).

  • Suso Cecchi D'Amico
  • Georges Conchon
  • Emmanuel Robles
Based On
  • the novel by Albert Camus

  • Giuseppe Rotunno
  • Italian
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • 35mm
  • 104 mins
  • Cinecittà
  • Gallimard
  • Camus Estate

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The [stranger] (review), McCall's, 1968

Lo straniero (distributor materials), Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica

The stranger (program note), N.S.

The Stranger as film (article), December, Walter Korte

Reality the basis for 'The Stranger' (exhibitor manual)

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