Georges Franju changed international horror forever with his 1960 classic, Eyes Without a Face.
Dr. Génessier (Pierre Brasseur) is riddled with guilt after an accident that he caused disfigures the face of his daughter, the once beautiful Christiane (Édith Scob), who outsiders believe is dead. Dr. Génessier, along with accomplice and laboratory assistant Louise (Alida Valli), kidnaps young women and brings them to the Génessier mansion. After rendering his victims unconscious, Dr. Génessier performs the unspeakable to ensure his daughter will be taken care of.
Praised for its poetically Gothic tone, Eyes Without a Face is a beautifully rendered and haunting fairy tale.
- Rating NYR
- Running time 84
- Genre Horror