EYES WITHOUT A FACE (the horror chamber of dr. faustus; occhi senza volto; les yeux sans visage) (1959 FRANCE ITALY) D: GEORGES FRANJU W:CLAUDE SAUTET/THOMAS NARCEJAC/PIERRE BOILEAU/PIERRE GASCAR
Franju`s influential and much copied masterpiece is still the ultimate mad-surgeon-repairing-his-daughter`s-face horror movie. Pierre Brasseur is the surgeon, Alida Valli (who`s excellent acting with her eyes) his assistant and Edith Scob the imprisoned daughter with that eerie mask. Deliberately paced and almost hypnotic, it`s an unique experience that all horror movie fans should see at least once. And let`s not forget that still surprising face transplant scene. With Alexandre Ringault, Calude Brasseur, Michel Etcheverry, Rene Genin, Marcel Peres, Max Montaron, beautiful b/w photography from Eugen Schufftan and an effective fairground music styled soundtrack from Maurice Jarre. Based on Jean Redon`s novel.

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