The Man Without a Head (2003)
"L'homme sans tête" (original title)

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Phelps, a solitary man who lives in a big industrial city by the sea, is very happy tonight. He is getting ready for a ball. And not any ball, a dance to which the young woman he loves has ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Laurent Bert ...
Un client du bar
Yannick Blivet ...
Le vendeur de journaux (voice)
Christophe Botti ...
Le vendeur de têtes bellâtre
Stephane Botti ...
La deuxième tête
Ambre Boukebza ...
La jeune femme
Patrick Béthune ...
Le fleuriste / Un docker (voice)
Damien Carrand ...
Le vendeur de journaux
Laurent Casanova ...
L'homme au vélo
Evelyne Chartier ...
Le corps de la cliente âgée au visage jeune
Jacques Cusin ...
L'acheteur de journaux
Alain Donadio ...
Un docker
Laure Dratler ...
L'une des trois jeunes femmes (voice)
Philippe Ferrandini ...
Un docker
Danielle Hazan ...
Les clientes / L'une des trois jeunes femmes (voice)
Alain Hocine ...
Alain Phelps


Phelps, a solitary man who lives in a big industrial city by the sea, is very happy tonight. He is getting ready for a ball. And not any ball, a dance to which the young woman he loves has agreed to come. Tonight he will declare his flame and and it makes him feel like dancing... But there is something wrong with Phelps, at least in his own "eyes": he does not have a head! That is why he sets out to buy a head that suits him to please his lady... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Release Date:

18 December 2003 (France)  »

Also Known As:

El hombre sin cabeza  »

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(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

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2.35 : 1
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The post production lasted 900 days. See more »


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A short feast
16 September 2003 | by (Athens, Greece) – See all my reviews

i saw this little big surprise at the Athens Film Festival tonight and was stunned. I thought it was very poetic and completely surreal. I believe that its main influence was Jean Pierre Jeunet whose cinematic vision seems to spread on to new evangelists. Formidable, elegant and ...extremely expensive-looking for a short. A treat.

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