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Le miroir à deux faces (1958)

A teacher runs an ad in the newspaper to find a wife. Afraid of beautiful ladies, he weds an ugly woman. After a car accident, he meets a doctor who offers to reveal his wife's beauty.

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Gérard Durieu
Georgette Anys ...
Marguerite Benoît
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Albert Benoît (as Carette)
Georges Chamarat ...
Georges Vauzange
Elisabeth Manet ...
Véronique Vauzange-Durieu
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Marcel Pérès ...
Le bistrot
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Mme Tardivet
Bruno Balp ...
L'instituteur
Charles Bouillaud ...
Un professeur
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Jacques
Catherine Candida ...
Le modèle
Corrado Guarducci ...
Le maître d'hôtel à Venise
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A teacher runs an ad in the newspaper to find a wife. Afraid of beautiful ladies, he weds an ugly woman. After a car accident, he meets a doctor who offers to reveal his wife's beauty.

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The story of a woman who changed her face...and was unprepared for the consequences. See more »

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15 October 1958 (France)  »

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The Mirror Has Two Faces  »

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How to change the face of your life...
15 May 2000 | by (Champ sur Drac, France) – See all my reviews

A disfigured girl marries a broad ruffian who loves her for what she is. Plastic surgery will change their life and change this sensible and cultured working class girl into a "femme du monde"... He does not accept it... she escapes him...

But matrimonial duties are strong and, remorseful, she turns her back to a mundane future and flies back to him.

This movie is about solidarity, it is also about an intelligent woman's condition in an ordinary French milieu. Bourvil did not let her down when she was ugly, Michèle Morgan will not let him down because surgery miraculously turned her into a beautiful woman.

The characters are very well interpreted and their parts are impeccable. I don't know of any remake so far... the theme is nevertheless very actual, quite feminist and would adapt marvelously to our world where one's physical appearance tends to have more importance than one's intellect...


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