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An Eye for an Eye (1957)

Oeil pour oeil (original title)
In North Africa Dr. Walter (W) is a very skilled surgeon but lives at a distance from the hospital. In the evening a husband (H) and his sick wife come to his private home from far away. He... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dr. Walter
Folco Lulli ...
Bortak
Lea Padovani ...
Lola Zardi
Héléna Manson ...
Mme Laurier
Robert Porte ...
Le docteur Matik
Marlène Chicheportiche ...
La fille de Bortak
Darío Moreno ...
Le cafetier de Toluma
Mohamed Ziani ...
Le peintre (as Ziani)
Pascal Mazzotti ...
Le barman
Georges Douking ...
Le guérisseur (as Douking)
Micheline Gary ...
La femme de l'automobiliste
Doudou Babet ...
L'employé du téléphérique
Jean Hébey ...
L'automobiliste (as Jean Hebey)
René Havard ...
L'interne
Maria Zanoli
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In North Africa Dr. Walter (W) is a very skilled surgeon but lives at a distance from the hospital. In the evening a husband (H) and his sick wife come to his private home from far away. He tells them to go to the hospital. The wife dies during the operation. The other doctors think that W might have saved her. Shortly afterward a man asks W to come to a village to treat a very sick man. W goes thither in his car. The local habitants do not allow him to apply Western medical techniques, all tyres of his car are stolen, and he sees H in this village. W tells him that his wife would not have died if he had timely taken her to a doctor. W buys a lot of coca-cola and starts walking home on his feet. He refuses H's offer to show him a shortcut. But thrice he finds H sitting at the road much ahead of him. Then he accepts H's guidance = misguidance! When they have been without water for many days and W wishes he was dead, he wounds H with a knife. H is sure to die within 24 hours without ... Written by Max Scharnberg, Stockholm, Sweden

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C'est le destin qui commande
Lyrics by André Tabet
Music by Louiguy
Sung by Juliette Gréco
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A powerful story of revenge which I strongly recommend.
19 January 2002 | by (Lichfield, u.k.) – See all my reviews

I saw this film in France over 35 years ago. Powerful performances from Curd Jurgens and especially Folco Lulli, enhanced by stunning desert scenery, made an indelible impact. Folco Lulli pursues a slow and implacable act of vengeance, leading the unsuspecting Jurgens further and further into the desert. The simplicity of the story-line and the intensity of the characterisation held me on the edge of my seat. The only comparable tension was that of "Jaws".

At the end of the film everyone rushed out for ice-cream and cool drinks.

I MUST see it again!


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