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The Woman Who Powders Herself (1972)

La femme qui se poudre (original title)
| Short, Fantasy, Horror
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jean-Jacques Choul Jean-Jacques Choul
Jacques Delbosc d'Auzon Jacques Delbosc d'Auzon ... (as J. Delbosc d'Auzon)
Claus-Dieter Reents Claus-Dieter Reents ... (as C. Dieter Reents)
Nadine Roussial Nadine Roussial ... (as Christine Muller)
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Unmasked!
6 November 2006 | by nikhil7179See all my reviews

This is a remarkable little film - a true hidden gem of the avant-garde - haunting, grotesque and beautiful.

The shallow depth of field, the animation, the lens distortion and other optical effects, all make for a wonderfully original cinematic experience.

The bizarre masks and the absurd ritualistic behavior are like a re-enactment of some lost primordial ceremony.

The eerie soundtrack is equally brilliant and captures the mood perfectly.

Filmmakers like Lynch (and subsequently Maddin and Merhige and so forth) have definitely taken a page out of Bokanowski's book.


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