Confidential Report

Confidential Report

  • Director: Orson Welles
  • Countries of origin: France, Spain, Switzerland
  • Language: English, German, French, Polish, Latin
  • Release date: October 2, 1962
  • Runtime: 1 hour 33 minutes
  • Aspect ratio: 1.37 : 1
  • Also known as: Herr Satan persönlich!
  • "Mr Arkadin" is a crime film directed by Orson Welles, starring Orson Welles and Akim Tamiroff.
    The film tells the story of Stratton, who is commissioned by the famous billionaire Arkadin to investigate his background, which leads to a series of murders.
    The film won four of the nine Oscars: Best Actor, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Film.


    • Release date October 2, 1962
    • Filming locations Sebastiansplatz, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
    • Production companies Filmorsa, Cervantes Films, Sevilla Films

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    • By Luis 2022-10-23 23:34:26

      Always angry, always irritable, for no reason

      What caught my attention the most was Van Stratten's uninterrupted anger.

      I'd rather believe that Arkaddin did lose his memory. Wells appeared in his works in the image of a tall and heroic figure, surrounded by fog and rumors, all of which sought the sympathy of the audience - we hope he has the dirtiest past, and at the same time we hope he can get the most tragic ending....

    • By Clementine 2022-10-23 19:34:42

      "Mr. Arkadin"

      Because this is the most severely castrated work described by Orson Welles, the re-edited version of CC that I watched directly is less than ten minutes longer than the original version, and it is more based on the director's style and basic logic. Partial clip.

      I don't know what the status of this film will be if Orson Welles himself survives, even from the current version, it is still inferior to any of his other works.

      From the narrative, the lens, the...

    • By Rico 2022-10-23 19:02:09

      Incredible family history

        In this film, Orson Welles keeps changing the story scenes, carefully designing every film screen and shooting angle, so that the audience can enjoy a visual feast throughout the whole film viewing process.
         Orson Welles likes to play the kind of mysterious, unpredictable and psychologically complex characters in movies. This time, he played Arkadin, who did some evil deeds to accumulate primitive wealth, and later became a rich man. He is proud of his ruthlessness as a human being,...

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    • By Karl 2022-11-21 17:53:49

      Lao Ao, who made demons into gods and horses, is the best...

    • By Braulio 2022-10-23 21:54:18

      Anything but your secret, the story is generally similar to Citizen Kane, Kane lost his childhood, and Arkadin wants others to forget his past, but the ritual design in the dialogue shape is too heavy, even if the beard is full of face and angry eyes Wide open, Fatty Ao still uses upside down shots to make himself look like a god. There are a lot of things that can be deconstructed in this, but I still like the cute and light-hearted Ao Fatty with a smirk on the corner of his...

    • By Chelsea 2022-10-23 21:12:43

      Director's Note: If there is a gap between the viewing version and the expected value, the director does not have the final editing rights based on the...

    • By Derrick 2022-10-23 20:30:47

      Excelle 3 discs are 106 minutes version, 99 minutes version and 97 minutes version......

    • By Kobe 2022-10-23 16:56:03

      A / It is not without flaws, and there are several emotional points that are obviously not enough. But the head-scratching tone, the storytelling ability that turns hands over clouds and turns hands into rain is really... even better than Citizen Kane in some...

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    If Citizen Kane's fictional biography depicts the fortunes of the tycoons in Capitalist society , and Wells tells the lives of these wealthy men from a more human perspective, then Mr Arkadin is a fairy tale In the form of a story about the disgrace of the capitalists before they made their fortunes. Arkatin just doesn't want his daughter to know about his ugly past, all kinds of faces, all kinds of purposes, for money, claiming that...
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    Movie quotes

    • Gregory Arkadin: Baroness, a fool is a man who pays twice for the same thing.

    • Gregory Arkadin: I knew what I wanted. That's the difference between us. In this world there are those who give and those who ask. Those who do not care to give... those who do not dare to ask. You dared. But you were never quite sure what you were asking for.

    • Gregory Arkadin: And now I'm going to tell you about a scorpion. This scorpion wanted to cross a river, so he asked the frog to carry him. No, said the frog, no thank you. If I let you on my back you may sting me and the sting of the scorpion is death. Now, where, asked the scorpion, is the logic in that? For scorpions always try to be logical. If I sting you, you will die. I will drown. So, the frog was convinced and allowed the scorpion on his back. But, just in the middle of the river, he felt a terrible pain and realized that, after all, the scorpion had stung him. Logic! Cried the dying frog as he started under, bearing the scorpion down with him. There is no logic in this! I know, said the scorpion, but I can't help it - it's my character. Let's drink to character.