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Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970)

Lou Andreas Sand, a once famous model, recalls her past as she tries to make success in the modeling world of New York, her stressful workdays, her affair with Mark, an advertising ... See full summary »

Director:

Jerry Schatzberg

Writers:

Jerry Schatzberg (story), Carole Eastman (story) (as Adrian Joyce) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Faye Dunaway ... Lou Andreas Sand
Barry Primus ... Aaron Reinhardt
Viveca Lindfors ... Pauline Galba
Barry Morse ... Dr. Galba
Roy Scheider ... Mark
Ruth Jackson Ruth Jackson ... Barbara Casey
John Heffernan John Heffernan ... Dr. Sherman
Sydney Walker Sydney Walker ... Psychiatrist
Clark Burckhalter Clark Burckhalter ... Davy Bright
Shirley Rich Shirley Rich ... Peggy McCavage
Emerick Bronson Emerick Bronson ... Falco
Joe George ... 1st Man in Bar
John Eames John Eames ... 1st Doctor
Harry Lee Harry Lee ... Mr. Wong
Jane Hallaren ... Joan
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Storyline

Lou Andreas Sand, a once famous model, recalls her past as she tries to make success in the modeling world of New York, her stressful workdays, her affair with Mark, an advertising executive, her friendship with photographer Aaron, and her downward spiral into ruin. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 January 1972 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Confesiones de una modelo See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Jerry Schatzberg told Faye Dunaway about the idea for the film when he was photographing her for Esquire. Dunaway, then a beginner in cinema, lobbied for the project. See more »

Quotes

Lou Andreas Sand: I'm not adding up to anything, am I, Aaron? I'm not making any sense.
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Crazy Credits

The ending credits show an image of Dunaway walking away in an entirely out-of-focus shot. The screen becomes smaller and smaller as the credits roll. See more »

Connections

Referenced in A Decade Under the Influence (2003) See more »

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Masterpiece
13 January 2004 | by MeMyselfISee all my reviews

A landmark in independant american filmaking, Puzzle is the best film ever directed by Jerry Schatzberg. Faye dunaway is incredible. One of the best fims of the 70's.


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