feature film, crime drama, France, Spain, Švicarska, 1955
DIRECTED BY: Orson Welles
Orson Welles (Gregory Arkadin),
Robert Arden (Guy Van Stratten),
Patricia Medina (Mily),
Paola Mori (Raina Arkadin),
Akim Tamiroff (Jakob Zouk)
Guy Van Stratten, American smuggler, leaves an Italian prison with a secret about a mysterious rich Arkadin, which was confined to him by a dying prisoner. However, Van Stratten is more interested in the rich man’s daughter Raina, the father’s pet. In order to get rid of the unwanted snoop, Arkadin proclaims amnesia on everything that happened before 1927 and sends Van Stratten to research his unknown past….
In this film, Orson Welles used a similar structure as in Citizen Kane to research the history of an influential rich man.