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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 ...
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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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Actress Gena Rowlands and writer-director John Cassavetes in real life were married. See more »

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Jim McCarthy: Do you realize that ex-convicts and jailbirds are the ones that write all the limericks?
Stella: Not all of them.
Joe Jackson: Aw, don't argue with Mr. McCarthy, miss.
Stella: Jimmy Arno, he wrote a couple that were really funny. Didn't he, Jeannie?
Jeannie Rapp: That's right. He did.
Jim McCarthy: Jimmy Arno?
Jeannie Rapp: Mm-hmm.
Jim McCarthy: Jimmy Arno? Not the Jimmy Arno?
Stella: Do you know him?
Jim McCarthy: Never heard of him.
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very unusual in a good way
17 July 2000 | by (new york) – See all my reviews

I see movies hoping that they're different. I've seen so many films that were exactly the same and that's really just a waste of time. Well, Faces is certainly different. It's hard to get through. It actually took me a week. That's because there is little action and it is hard to get interested in it. The reason why it's so original is because it is practcially a documentary on social life in this time period. It's as low budget as you get. Characters just hang around houses drinking and enjoying themselves. So I guess there isn't much of a plot, but on the good side this might be the most realistic movie I've ever seen. I really felt like nothing was unrealistic, not even a single one of the conversations. That's different. Most movies try to impress, but Faces tries to be natural. That doesn't make much sense because "natural" means you're not trying to do anything, you're just existing as you always do. Maybe that was how Faces was filmed. It definately feels natural and that's a big achievment.


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