Mister Klein!

Mister Klein is a 1976 mystery film. It’s set in the second world war era. A wealthy trader of art crafts who is named Robert Klein lives in France. Jews who are escaping France as they’re under pressure from government sell their paintings to him at very low prices. One day a namesake of Klein sends some trouble on his way and he becomes involved in an intriguing plot where he has to prove that he is catholic and has nothing to do with the Robert Klein who is a jewish criminal.


Mr. Klein visits a worn out lodge where his namesake has been spending time and the concierge is his romantic interest. He also visits a distant palatial residence where wife of the owner was involved in another liaison with his namesake. Despite all his attempts he couldn’t ever find him out. The intrigue leaves him ruined and in the end he is cast out of France with all Jews who were being deported to Germany. The last scene is very stark irony of fate and the mystery of his namesake ever remains unsolved. This film has wonderful performances, soundtrack and stunning visuals. It’s in French.


8 thoughts on “Mister Klein!

    1. That novel does seem like a lot of fun. Though in this film it’s not doppelganger and only a namesake. Thanks for your wonderful feedback Sona 🙂 I hope you’re having a fun weekend 🙂

      Love and light ❤

      Anand 🙂

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