Eyes without a face (Georges Franju, 1960): France,Italy

Reviewed by Jonas Johansson. Viewed at AFI Fest 2011

Eyes without a face is a french drama mystery film from the 60’s with the original title being “Les yeux sans visage”

Professor Genessier is anguished that his reckless driving caused a car accident resulting in his beautiful daughter’s face being damaged for life. He becomes obsessed with the idea that he can restore his daughter’s face by transplanting a similar face onto hers. With help from his assistant Louise, he kidnaps young beautiful women whom he can transplant their face to his daughter in order to restore her beauty. Some part’s were great and some parts not as good, but in the end the movie is worth seeing and I would maybe not see it again but it was worth watching.

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