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LES YEUX SANS VISAGE

LES YEUX SANS VISAGE
by Georges Franju
Country: France
Year: 1960
Duration: 90'


A famous plastic surgeon conducts mysterious experiments in a laboratory in his villa; in Paris, his assistant entraps blond, blue-eyed female students by offering them a room; a slender, sad girl, her face covered by a mask, lives on the top floor of the villa. Franju directs Pierre Brasseur and Alida Valli in a macabre and melancholy masterpiece, set in black and white pain and madness by Eugen Schüfftan. Pedro Almodovar paid tribute to it in his movie, The Skin I Live In.

Biography

film director

Georges Franju

FILMOGRAFIA

filmografia essenziale/essential filmographyLes sang des bêtes (Il sangue degli animali, cm, doc., 1949), La tête contre le mur (La fossa dei disperati, 1958), Les yeux sans visage (Occhi senza volto, 1960), Thérèse Desqueyroux (Il delitto di Thérèse Desqueyroux, 1962), Judex (L’uomo in nero, 1964), La faute de l’abbé Mouret (L’amante del prete, 1970), Nuits rouges (Notti rosse, 1974), L’homme sans visage (serie tv/tv series, 8 ep., 1975), Chroniques de France (serie tv/tv series, 16 ep., 1966-1977).

Cast

& Credits

georges franju
LES YEUX SANS VISAGE
Francia-Italia/France-Italy, 1960, 90’, bn/bw

regia/director
Georges Franju
soggetto/story
dall’omonimo romanzo di/from the novel of the same title by Jean Redon
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Pierre Boileau, Thomas Narcejac, Jean Redon, Claude Sautet
fotografia/cinematography
Eugen Schüfftan
montaggio/film editing
Gilbert Natot
scenografia/production design
Auguste Capelier
musica/music
Maurice Jarre
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Pierre Brasseur (Génessier), Alida Valli (Louise), Juliette Mayniel (Edna Gruberg), Édith Scob (Christiane Génessier)
produttore/producer
Jules Borkon
produzione/production
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