THE FACE OF ANOTHER: A.D.D. Film Review #15
Those of you who read my posts, know that I have a thing for the subgenre of film known as "people who’s faces get bandaged up”. See my review of DARK PASSAGE (June 30 post). This 1966 Japanese gem from Hiroshi Teshigahara (WOMAN IN THE DUNES) is sure not to disappoint. The protagonist’s face is mutulated in an industrial accident; he is afflicted with a deteriorating self hatred, and so, goes out and gets a lifelike mask made by a twisted doctor. The protagonist is out to seduce his wife and prove her unfaithful. This is existential horror that transcends the genre. Issues of self worth, identity, trust, are debated, discussed, and examined. Teshigahara was obviously heavily influenced by Chris Marker’s LE JETTE (oodles of cool freeze frames). The interior design of the doctor’s office is amazing : retro-atomic..very cool. This film is psychological and visual eye candy. Directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara, Japan, 1966, B & W. available at LeVideo.
Five out of Five empty film cans OOOOO