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Faces in the Crowd (2011)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  7 October 2011 (Turkey)
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A horror-thriller centered on a woman living with "face-blindness" after surviving a serial killer's attack. As she lives with her condition, one in which facial features change each time she loses sight of them, the killer closes in.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Kerrest
Lanyon / Tearjerk Jack
Dr. Langenkamp
Kate Yacula ...
Anna #2 - in hospital mirror
Apollonia Vanova ...
Anna #4 - in make-up mirror
Kerrest #2
Kerrest #3
Man #1 / Man #2
Michael James ...


The elementary school teacher Anna Marchant lives with her boyfriend Bryce in a nice apartment and every now and then she meets her best friends Francine and Nina to drink and talk. When Anna is crossing a bridge to meet Bryce, she sees an infamous serial-killer killing a woman. Anna runs but she is attacked by the killer and she falls off the bridge and hits her head. Anna stays in coma for a week and when she awakes, she learns that she has brain damage followed by Prosopagnosia, a disorder of face perception where the ability to recognize faces is impaired, while the ability to recognize other objects may be relatively intact. The police detective Sam Kerrest unsuccessfully tries to force Anna to remember the face of the serial-killer. Now the serial-killer knows that Anna has seen his face, but she is incapable of even recognizing Bryce and her close friends. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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She saw the killer's face, but it keeps changing...

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent content and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 October 2011 (Turkey)  »

Also Known As:

Faces  »

Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The specialist Anna sees to help her cope with her disease is H. Langenkamp - a reference to Heather Langenkamp, the actress who played the would-be victim of fellow razor-blade killer Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). See more »


Anna checks her Facebook account where her birthday is shown as Jan 22nd. However, on a couple of occasions, she is shown to be checking her newspaper horoscope under the 'Taurus' section. A person born on Jan 22nd is a Capricorn/Aquarius cusp. See more »


Dr. Langenkamp: Everyone always goes on about sight, hearing, smelling. But there's another sense. A hidden one. The Japanese call it mooka. It's the sense that allows you to walk without having to thinking about putting one foot in front of the other. You loose this sense and you will become like some of my other patients. Socially paralyzed, withdrawing from the world into the safety of isolation. That's a tempting option.
Anna Marchant: I don't want that. I want to live normally.
Dr. Langenkamp: Every day people are going to resent you ...
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References A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) See more »


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through the eyes or the face-blind
11 February 2013 | by (Victoria, BC. Canada) – See all my reviews

The brilliance of this movie is they keep you confused about the identity of each character by using dozens different actors for each character, morphing, makeup etc. Just like the heroine, you can't remember what each character really looks like. The changes start out subtle, so it feels like your memory is faulty. You experience the world partially through the eyes of the heroine who cannot distinguish faces. Voices, builds etc. are not distinctive either.

This ambiguity of identity greatly enhances the problem of the heroine knowing whom she can trust. It is a traditional horror movie where the heroine refuses to take sensible precautions, and keeps putting herself at mortal risk. This movie works because the heroine is so vulnerable and because the villain takes such sadistic pleasure in teasing her with her strange vulnerability. It kept me on the edge of my seat. I normally find the genre boring.

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