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Mr. Klein

Rosenberg Film Series | Holocaust Museum and Learning Center Alain Delon stars in the suspenseful film set in 1942 Paris. By taking advantage of French Jews who need to sell artwork, the Catholic art dealer, Robert Klein, thrives under Nazi occupation until he realizes there is another “Mr. Klein,” a Jew who is using his identity to cover anti-Nazi resistance activities. This homonymy attracts the close and menacing attention of the police. This award-winning film co-stars Jeanne Moreau. Introductory remarks and post-screening discussion facilitated by Pier Marton, presently the “Unlearning Specialist” at the School of No Media. Besides Yad Vashem, he has lectured on his artwork at the Museum of Modern Art, the Carnegie Museum and the Walker Art Center. He has taught at several major national universities. Marton’s father, photographer Ervin Marton, was in the French Résistance.

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