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La cravate (1957)

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

Directors:

Saul Gilbert, Alejandro Jodorowsky (as Alexandre Jodorowsky) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Alejandro Jodorowsky (as Alexandre Jodorowsky), Thomas Mann (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Denise Brossot Denise Brossot
Rolande Polya Rolande Polya
Alejandro Jodorowsky ... (as Alexandre Jodorowsky)
Saul Gilbert Saul Gilbert
Raymond Devos Raymond Devos
Jean-Marie Proslier Jean-Marie Proslier ... (as Jean Marie Proslier)
Margot Loyola Margot Loyola
Michel Orphelin Michel Orphelin
Jean Claude Sergent Jean Claude Sergent
François Perrot ... (as François Parrot)
Théo Lesoualc'h Théo Lesoualc'h
Harriet Sohmers Harriet Sohmers
Marcel Dortort Marcel Dortort
Marthe Mercure Marthe Mercure
D.R. Balmaceda 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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This film was thought to be lost for almost 50 years until a print was discovered in an attic in Germany. See more »

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La cravate
9 January 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

La cravate (1957)

*** (out of 4)

The first film from director Alejandro Jodorowsky was considered lost for five decades until a print thankfully showed up. The story is pretty simple as we meet a young woman who runs a living head factory. In other words, her shelves are full of heads and we see how the shop works.

This Jodorowsky shorts clocks in at 20 minutes, which is a tad bit too long. For the most part this is a well-made short that manages to be entertaining throughout, although there's no question that it drags in a few spots. I thought the director did a very good job at making the mime style work and I also thought that the cast, including the director, were good. The cinematography is good as is the music score.


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France

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Release Date:

1 May 1957 (France) See more »

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A Gravata See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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