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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.


(as Alexandre Jodorowsky)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Denise Brossot
Rolande Polya
(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


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

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This film was based on one of the twenty-five tales in the vetAla paJcaviMzati (transliterated Sanskrit - translates as "Vetala Twenty-Five"), by way of Thomas Mann's Die vertauschten Köpfe (a.k.a. The Transposed Heads). See more »


Version of Org (1979) See more »

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Short, sweet, and interesting viewing for Jodorowksy fans
24 May 2007 | by (Worcester, MA) – See all my reviews

"La Cravete" is the legendary cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky's first work, and it shows. Those expecting another mind-boggling trip along the lines of "El Topo" or "The Holy Mountain" will be disappointed (though that should be a given considering the short running time). This is more akin to Jean Cocteau's work, lighthearted yet bizarre. Unlike Jodorowsky's later work, there doesn't seem to be much symbolism on display, but fans of the filmmaker may find it amusing. It certainly looks impressive and there's a nice homemade quality to it. The one way it resembles Jodorowsky's later work (and what will make this enduring to fans), is that there is an emotional core to all the weirdness. Not a masterpiece, but short, sweet, and certainly interesting. (6/10)

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