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The Resource Eyes without a face : [Les yeux sans visage], Janus Films ; Gaumont ; Lux Compagnie Cinématographique de France présente ; une production Jules Borkon ; un film de Georges Franju ; adaptation de Boileau-Narcejac, Jean Redon, Claude Sautet ; dialogue de Pierre Gascar ; une co-production Franco-Italienne Champs-Élysées Productions, Lux-Film-Rome, (videorecording)

Eyes without a face : [Les yeux sans visage], Janus Films ; Gaumont ; Lux Compagnie Cinématographique de France présente ; une production Jules Borkon ; un film de Georges Franju ; adaptation de Boileau-Narcejac, Jean Redon, Claude Sautet ; dialogue de Pierre Gascar ; une co-production Franco-Italienne Champs-Élysées Productions, Lux-Film-Rome, (videorecording)

Label
Eyes without a face : [Les yeux sans visage]
Title
Eyes without a face
Title remainder
[Les yeux sans visage]
Statement of responsibility
Janus Films ; Gaumont ; Lux Compagnie Cinématographique de France présente ; une production Jules Borkon ; un film de Georges Franju ; adaptation de Boileau-Narcejac, Jean Redon, Claude Sautet ; dialogue de Pierre Gascar ; une co-production Franco-Italienne Champs-Élysées Productions, Lux-Film-Rome
Title variation
  • Yeux sans visage
  • Georges Franju's Eyes without a face
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • fre
Summary
Dr. Génessier, a renowned surgeon, causes his beautiful daughter Christiane's face to be horribly mutilated in a car accident. To make his daughter whole, Dr. Génessier enlists his assistant Louise in a devious plot: she follows and befriends beautiful young women, so the doctor can remove their faces in painstaking operations, to graft onto Christiane. Sadly, her body rejects the new faces, and so she wears an emotionless mask to cover up her scars. Dr. Génessier's genuine feelings of love and guilt are balanced by his astonishing arrogance and hubris, pressing the moral and legal limits of science for a single, selfish interest. The results are surely going to be disastrous, and deadly
Member of
Cataloging source
AU@
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Directeur de la photographie, Eugen Shuftan ; chef monteur, Gilbert Natot ; musique, Maurice Jarre ; chef décorateur, Auguste Capelier
Dewey number
791.4372
Intended audience
MPAA Rating: Not rated
Language note
In French with optional subtitles in English
LC call number
  • PN1997.Y48
  • PN1997.Y48
LC item number
  • Y48 2004
  • Y48 2004
PerformerNote
Pierre Brasseur, Alida Valli, Juliette Mayniel, Alexandre Rignault, Beatrice Altariba, Blavette, Claude Brasseur, Michel Etcheverry, Yvette Etievent, René Génin, Lucien Hubert, Marcel Pères, Francois Guerin, Edith Scob
Runtime
90
Series statement
  • The Criterion collection
  • The Classic collection
Series volume
260
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Eyes without a face : [Les yeux sans visage], Janus Films ; Gaumont ; Lux Compagnie Cinématographique de France présente ; une production Jules Borkon ; un film de Georges Franju ; adaptation de Boileau-Narcejac, Jean Redon, Claude Sautet ; dialogue de Pierre Gascar ; une co-production Franco-Italienne Champs-Élysées Productions, Lux-Film-Rome, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Parallel title from container
  • D'après le roman de [After the novel by] Jean Redon
  • Originally produced as a French motion picture in 1959
Accompanying material
1 insert (1 folded sheet ([12] p. ; ill., col. ; 19 cm.)
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
  • In transit -- Methodology -- Coincidences -- Maintaining order -- Father's promise -- Invitations -- Well protected -- Heterograft -- "The easiest part" -- Permanent residence -- Same series -- "Your real face" -- Necrosis -- Breakdown -- Choker -- Little favor -- New patient -- Lift -- No responsibility -- Rejection -- Color bars
  • director, Patrick Thomas ; producer, Claude Raoul
  • (7 min.) (1985); Medical charts [slide show]; Theatrical trailers (7 min.)
  • Special features:
  • Le sang des bêtes = Blood of the beasts
  • Paul LeGros présente une production Forces et Voix de France ; commentaire [narration], Jean Painlevé ; dir par [spoken by] Georges Hubert et Nicole Ladmiral ; scénario et réalisation [written and directed], Georges Franju
  • (22 min.) (1949) -- Franju on 'Blood'
  • Cinema de notre temps ; producers, Janine Bazin and André S. Labarthe ; director, André S. Labarthe
  • (3 min.) (1997) -- Le fantastique
  • Ciné-parade ; producer/presenter, Claude Villers ; director, Jean Douchet
  • (6 min.) (1982) -- Boileau-Narcejac [from] Les grand-pères du crime
Control code
zmeld3 b1073600
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (90 min.)
Isbn
9780780028883
Isbn Type
:
Lccn
56132952
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
037429195727
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
EYE020
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono.; preserves original theatrical presentation aspect ratio, 1.66:1, enhanced for 16x9 televisions; new restored high-definition digital transfer
Video recording format
laserdisc
Label
Eyes without a face : [Les yeux sans visage], Janus Films ; Gaumont ; Lux Compagnie Cinématographique de France présente ; une production Jules Borkon ; un film de Georges Franju ; adaptation de Boileau-Narcejac, Jean Redon, Claude Sautet ; dialogue de Pierre Gascar ; une co-production Franco-Italienne Champs-Élysées Productions, Lux-Film-Rome, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Parallel title from container
  • D'après le roman de [After the novel by] Jean Redon
  • Originally produced as a French motion picture in 1959
Accompanying material
1 insert (1 folded sheet ([12] p. ; ill., col. ; 19 cm.)
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
  • In transit -- Methodology -- Coincidences -- Maintaining order -- Father's promise -- Invitations -- Well protected -- Heterograft -- "The easiest part" -- Permanent residence -- Same series -- "Your real face" -- Necrosis -- Breakdown -- Choker -- Little favor -- New patient -- Lift -- No responsibility -- Rejection -- Color bars
  • director, Patrick Thomas ; producer, Claude Raoul
  • (7 min.) (1985); Medical charts [slide show]; Theatrical trailers (7 min.)
  • Special features:
  • Le sang des bêtes = Blood of the beasts
  • Paul LeGros présente une production Forces et Voix de France ; commentaire [narration], Jean Painlevé ; dir par [spoken by] Georges Hubert et Nicole Ladmiral ; scénario et réalisation [written and directed], Georges Franju
  • (22 min.) (1949) -- Franju on 'Blood'
  • Cinema de notre temps ; producers, Janine Bazin and André S. Labarthe ; director, André S. Labarthe
  • (3 min.) (1997) -- Le fantastique
  • Ciné-parade ; producer/presenter, Claude Villers ; director, Jean Douchet
  • (6 min.) (1982) -- Boileau-Narcejac [from] Les grand-pères du crime
Control code
zmeld3 b1073600
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (90 min.)
Isbn
9780780028883
Isbn Type
:
Lccn
56132952
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
037429195727
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
EYE020
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono.; preserves original theatrical presentation aspect ratio, 1.66:1, enhanced for 16x9 televisions; new restored high-definition digital transfer
Video recording format
laserdisc

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