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The assassination of Trotsky

Joseph Losey (director), Masolino D'Amico (author of screenplay), Alain Delon (actor)
Op feiten gebaseerde film over de moord op de Russische revolutionair en politicus Lev Trotski
Title
The assassination of Trotsky / dir. by Joseph Losey ; written by Masolino D'Amico ... [e.a.]
Director
Joseph Losey
Author of screenplay
Masolino D'Amico
Actor
Alain Delon Romy Schneider 1938-1982 Richard Burton
Language
English
Publisher
Dutch Filmworks, 2003
1 dvd-video
Recording date
1972
Playing time
99 min.
Note
Engels gesproken, Nederlands ondertiteld
EAN
8715664015223

Availability in Flemish libraries

More than 11 times in Flemish libraries

Reviews

Brits/Franse film van de Amerikaanse regisseur Joseph Losey uit 1972. Mexico Stad, 1940. Na door Stalin te zijn verbannen woont Leon Trotsky (Richard Burton) met zijn vrouw in een zwaar beveiligde villa in Mexico. Hij houdt zich nog steeds bezig met de politiek en dat zint zijn oude vijanden helemaal niet. Huurmoordenaar Jackson (Alain Delon) wordt op Trotsky afgestuurd. Jackson verleidt één van Trotsy’s sympathisanten, de lieftallige idealiste Gita Samuels (Romy Schneider), en weet zo door te dringen tot Trotsky’s cirkel van vertrouwelingen. De Speelfilmencyclopedie geeft 2 1/2 ster: 'De film houdt de motivatie en de identiteit van Delon onbestemd. Burton (...) mist innerlijke overtuiging. Een prachtige rol van Valentina Cortese als loyale echtgenote.'

About Joseph Losey

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Joseph Walton Losey III (; January 14, 1909 – June 22, 1984) was an American theatre and film director, producer, and screenwriter. Born in Wisconsin, he studied in Germany with Bertolt Brecht and then returned to the United States. Blacklisted by Hollywood in the 1950s, he moved to Europe where he made the remainder of his films, mostly in the United Kingdom. Among the most critically and commercially successful were the films with screenplays by Harold Pinter: The Servant (1963) and The Go-Between (1971).

Losey's 1976 film Monsieur Klein won the César Awards for Best Film and Best Director. He was a four-time nominee for both the Palme d'Or (winning once) and the Golden Lion, and a two-time BAFTA nominee.

Early life and career

Joseph Walton Losey III was born on January 14, 1909, in La Crosse, Wisconsin, where he and Nicholas Ray were high-sch…Read more on Wikipedia

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