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Eyes Without a Face

Eyes Without a Face

Eyes Without a Face

1960 / 90min / DCP

DIRECTOR: GEORGES FRANJU

CAST: EDITH SCOB, PIERRE BRASSEUR

Maurice Jarre’s original score helps to sustain the hypnotic atmosphere of Franju’s shocking—and shockingly original—tale of mad science run amok, which concerns a demented doctor (Pierre Brasseur) kidnapping young women in order to harvest their skin in a desperate attempt to rebuild the face of his disfigured daughter. Playing the beneficiary of his efforts, the blank mask-clad Edith Scob adds a singularly unsettling image to the annals of horror history, in which this melancholy, menacing fairy tale holds a place of pride. “Perhaps the most austerely elegant horror movie ever made.”—Pauline Kael, The New Yorker