Eyes Without a Face
Les Yeux sans visage
Franju’s classic combines horror and cruelty as a guilt-ridden doctor seeks flesh for his daughter’s ruined face.
Dir Georges Franju
With Pierre Brasseur, Edith Scob, Alida Valli
Love, oppression, madness and murder are the components of Franju’s horror classic, in which a doctor, guilt-ridden for ruining his daughter’s face in a car crash, repeatedly attempts to repair the damage with skin grafts. Gruesome cruelty mixes with tender lyricism to create a memorably magical fable, while Scob, Brasseur and Valli are all terrific.
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