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La cravate (1957)

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A short mime adaptation of a Thomas Mann story about a Parisian urchin who makes her living selling human heads.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Denise Brossot
Rolande Polya
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(as Alexandre Jodorowsky)
Saul Gilbert
Raymond Devos
Jean-Marie Proslier ...
(as Jean Marie Proslier)
Margot Loyola
Michel Orphelin
Jean Claude Sergent
François Perrot ...
(as François Parrot)
Théo Lesoualc'h
Harriet Sohmers
Marcel Dortort
Marthe Mercure
D.R. Balmaceda
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A short mime adaptation of a Thomas Mann story about a Parisian urchin who makes her living selling human heads.

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Released as 'La Cravate' with 'The Films of Alejandro Jodorowsky' box-set from Anchor Bay in 2007. Digitally remastered to HD from a print found in a German attic in 2006. See more »

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Strange and interesting little film
9 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

La Cravate is an interesting tale of a lady who sells/exchanges human heads for a living and a man who exchanges his head for the sake of a woman and finds that he likes his original head best. More or less.

This is the first of Alejandro Jodorowsky's films that I have seen, though I have heard of many of them. In fact, I just bought a boxed set of his films, so I'll be watching more soon. So I had few preconceptions of what his films would be like when watching this one.

I thought it was an interesting short, and the idea of using mime to tell the story really seemed to work for this one. It had a surreal feel to it and some interesting camera work. Its short length was appropriate for the film.

Quite interesting, I quite enjoyed this one.


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