Mystery

The Man Who Haunted Himself (1970) Basil Dearden, Roger Moore, Hildegard Neil, Alastair Mackenzie, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller

The Man Who Haunted Himself (1970)
While driving one evening, Harold Pelham appears possessed and has a car accident. While on the operating table, there even appears to be two heartbeats on the monitor. When he awakes, Pelham finds his life has been turned upside-down: he learns that he now supports a merger that he once opposed, and that he apparently is having an affair. People claim they have seen him in places that he has never been. Does Pelham have a doppelganger – or is he going insane?

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Monsieur Klein / Mr. Klein (1976) Joseph Losey, Alain Delon, Jeanne Moreau, Francine Bergé, Crime, Drama, Mystery

Monsieur Klein (1976)
Paris, 1942. Robert Klein cannot find any fault with the state of affairs in German-occupied France. He has a well-furnished flat, a mistress, and business is booming. Jews facing discrimination because of laws edicted by the French government are desperate to sell valuable works of art – and it is easy for him to get them at bargain prices. His cosy life is disrupted when he realizes that there is another Robert Klein in Paris – a Jew with a rather mysterious behaviour. Very soon, this homonymy attracts the close – and menacing – attention of the police on the established art trader.

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Strategia del ragno / The Spider’s Stratagem (1970) Bernardo Bertolucci, Giulio Brogi, Alida Valli, Pippo Campanini, Drama, Mystery

Strategia del ragno (1970)
Athos Magnani, a young researcher, returns to Tara, where his father was killed before his birth, at the request of Draifa. The father, also named Athos Magnani and looking exactly like the son, was killed by a fascist in 1936 — or so says Draifa (his mistress), the town statue, and everyone in town. As the son untangles the web of lies this story is constructed from, he finds himself ensnared in the same web.

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Paris nous appartient / Paris Belongs to Us (1961) Jacques Rivette, Betty Schneider, Giani Esposito, Françoise Prévost, Mystery

Paris nous appartient (1961)
Anne Goupil is a literature student in Paris in 1957. Her elder brother, Pierre, takes her to a friend’s party where the guests include Philip Kaufman, an expatriate American escaping McCarthyism, and Gerard Lenz, a theatre director who arrives with the mysterious woman Terry. The talk at the party is about the apparent suicide of their friend Juan, a Spanish activist who had recently broken up with Terry. Philip warns Anne that the forces that killed Juan will soon do the same to Gerard. Gerard is trying to rehearse Shakespeare’s “Pericles”, although he has no financial backing. Anne takes a part in the play to help Gerard, and to try to discover why Juan died.

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