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Faces (1968)

R | | Drama | September 1968 (UK)
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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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John Cassavetes

Writer:

John Cassavetes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Marley ... Richard Forst
Gena Rowlands ... Jeannie Rapp
Lynn Carlin ... Maria Forst
Fred Draper ... Freddie Draper
Seymour Cassel ... Chet
Val Avery ... Jim McCarthy
Dorothy Gulliver ... Florence
Joanne Moore Jordan Joanne Moore Jordan ... Louise Draper
Darlene Conley ... Billy Mae
Gene Darfler Gene Darfler ... Joe Jackson
Elizabeth Deering Elizabeth Deering ... Stella
Ann Shirley Ann Shirley ... (as Anne Shirley)
Dave Mazzie Dave Mazzie
Anita White Anita White
Julie Gambol Julie Gambol
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1968 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dynosaurs See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$275,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was shot in a cinéma vérité-style in high-contrast black & white on 16mm film. See more »

Quotes

Jeannie Rapp: Mr. McCarthy, if you don't get out of here, I'm gonna call the vice squad.
Jim McCarthy: Hey, remember? We're the vice squad.
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Love Is All You Really Want
Music and Lyrics by Jack Ackerman
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So good, it hurts
23 July 2001 | by djb8See all my reviews

This movie is the epitome of brilliantly dramatic character study: It's so phenomenal, watching it is excruciating. Cassavetes takes us deep inside the lives of a bored, shallow upper-middle-class couple, and as his skilled actors improvise remarkably realistic scenes, down to the smallest mannerism of their characters, Cassavetes forces us to watch every knife-twisting second. It's difficult: Rather than watching an unpleasant situation, then getting pulled away by an editor's cut, we have to sit through all 20 or 25 minutes of a scene that makes us squirm, whether it's a middle-aged man making an ass of himself to impress a young prostitute or his wife feigning laughter to make a young man think she's having fun with him. While not the best movie I've ever seen, it's unique: A great work to whose style nothing else compares.


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