Paris-Europa Productions Director Orson Welles Producers Alexander & Michael Salkind Screenplay Pierre Cholot & Orson Welles, based on the novel by Franz Kafka Director of Photography Edmond Richard Actors Anthony Perkins Jeanne Moreau Romy Schneider Suzanne Flon Elsa Martinelli Orson Welles Akim Tamiroff Michael Lonsdale
K: I don’t pretend to be a martyr, no.
HASTLER: Not even a victim of society?
K: I am a member of society.
HASTLER: Do you think you can persuade the court that you’re not responsible by reason of lunacy?
K: I think that’s what the court wants me to believe. Yes, that’s the conspiracy: to persuade us all that the whole world is crazy, formless, meaningless, absurd. That’s the dirty game. So I’ve lost my case. What of it? You, you’re losing too. It’s all lost, lost. So what? Does that sentence the entire universe to lunacy?
[Notes on The Trial (1962) to follow.]