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Faces (1968)

R | | Drama | June 1968 (UK)
A middle-aged man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner. The film follows their struggles to find love amongst each other.

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Richard Forst
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Jeannie Rapp
Lynn Carlin ...
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Freddie Draper
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Chet
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Jim McCarthy
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Florence
Joanne Moore Jordan ...
Louise Draper
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Billy Mae
Gene Darfler ...
Joe Jackson
Elizabeth Deering ...
Stella
Ann Shirley ...
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Dave Mazzie
Anita White
Julie Gambol
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Richard Forst has grown old. One night, he leaves his wife for Jeannie Rapp, a young woman who does not like friendship. Meanwhile, Richard's wife, Maria, is seduced by Chet, a kind young man from Detroit... A film about the meaningless of life for a certain kind of wealthy middle-aged people. Written by Yepok

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The picture won five Awards at the Venice Film Festival in 1968. See more »

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Billy Mae: They are scared of you. They are.
Chet: Really?
Billy Mae: They are scared of your youth and your, uh, spirit and your build. They think that they are the kings of the earth, and they do not want you taking away our place, see?
Chet: Well, I don't want it.
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Life Is Funny
Music and Lyrics by Al Smith
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So good, it hurts
23 July 2001 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

This movie is the epitome of brilliantly dramatic character study: It's so phenomenal, watching it is excruciating. Cassavetes takes us deep inside the lives of a bored, shallow upper-middle-class couple, and as his skilled actors improvise remarkably realistic scenes, down to the smallest mannerism of their characters, Cassavetes forces us to watch every knife-twisting second. It's difficult: Rather than watching an unpleasant situation, then getting pulled away by an editor's cut, we have to sit through all 20 or 25 minutes of a scene that makes us squirm, whether it's a middle-aged man making an ass of himself to impress a young prostitute or his wife feigning laughter to make a young man think she's having fun with him. While not the best movie I've ever seen, it's unique: A great work to whose style nothing else compares.


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