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Faces (I) (1968)

 -  Drama  -  June 1968 (UK)
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An old married 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Richard Forst
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Jeannie Rapp
Lynn Carlin ...
Maria Forst
Fred Draper ...
Freddie Draper
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Chet
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Jim McCarthy
Dorothy Gulliver ...
Florence
Joanne Moore Jordan ...
Louise Draper
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Billy Mae
Gene Darfler ...
Joe Jackson
Elizabeth Deering ...
Stella
Ann Shirley ...
(as Anne Shirley)
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 Dynosaurs  »

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$275,000 (estimated)
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Quotes

Richard Forst: I want a divorce. (Maria starts laughing) Did you hear what I said?
Maria Forst: (laughing) Oh, Dickie...
Richard Forst: I want a divorce! (Maria stops laughing) That's the only thing to do, isn't it? Well, why don't you laugh? It's funny!
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References La Dolce Vita (1960) See more »

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Love Has Conquered Man
Music and Lyrics by Julie Gambol and Jack Ackerman
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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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