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French director Georges Franju's Eyes Without a Face (Les Yeux Sans Visage) is an unsettling, sometimes poetic horror film. Pierre Brasseur plays a brilliant plastic surgeon, Prof. Genessier, who has vowed to restore the face of his daughter, Christiane (Edith Scob), who was mutilated in an automobile accident. With the help of his assistant (Alida Valli), he kidnaps young women, surgically removes their facial features, and attempts to graft their beauty onto his daughter's hideous countenance. This naturally has an adverse effect on the "donors," some of whom commit suicide rather than go through life faceless. Franju's haunting, muted handling of basic horror material is what lifts Eyes Without a Face out of the ordinary and into the realm of near-classic. When the film failed to draw crowds under its original title, however, the distributors decided to exploit it as a two-bit "scare" flick with the new title The Horror Chamber of Dr. Faustus. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:October 31, 1962

Cast

Pierre Brasseur
as Prof. Genessier
Alida Valli
as Louise
Edith Scob
as Christiane Genessier
Juliette Mayniel
as Edna Gruber
Beatrice Altariba
as Paulette
Yvette Etievant
Lucien Hubert
Marcel Pérès
Alexandre Rignault
as Insp. Parot
Charles Blavette
Claude Brasseur
as Inspector
Michel Etcheverry
as Forensic surgeon
Alexandre Rignault
as Insp. Parot
Michel Etcheverry
as Forensic surgeon
Claude Brasseur
as Inspector

Crew

Georges Franju
Director
Jules Borkon
Producer
Jean Redon
Book Author
Jean Redon
Screenwriter
Georges Franju
Screenwriter
Claude Sautet
Screenwriter
Pierre Boileau
Screenwriter
Thomas Narcejac
Screenwriter
Maurice Jarre
Composer (Music Score)
Gilbert Natot
Editor
Auguste Capelier
Production Designer
Antoine Archimbaud
Sound/Sound Designer
Claude Sautet
First Assistant Director
Gerard Klein
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