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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.

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Alejandro Jodorowsky (as Alexandre Jodorowsky)

Writers:

Alejandro Jodorowsky (as Alexandre Jodorowsky), Thomas Mann (novel)
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Cast

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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Country:

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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This film was based on one of the twenty-five tales in the vetAla paJcaviMzati (transliterated Sanskrit - translates as "Vetala Twenty-Five"), by way of Thomas Mann's Die vertauschten Köpfe (a.k.a. The Transposed Heads). See more »

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Version of Org (1979) See more »

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Losing my head over you.
3 January 2008 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

Fans of avant garde film may find this interesting, and fans of Alejandro Jodorowsky will certainly want to see his first film.

Those with psychological training my see this as an example of Body Dysmorphic Disorder - an internal dissatisfaction with their appearance. Fortunately, Jodorowsky has a solution - as store where you can find a new head if you, or your loved one is repulsed by yours.

But, what is interesting is that there is always someone who wants your head when you don't like it. Luckily, our hero found that out before it was too late and regained his head and a new love.

So, don't lose your head over some woman, just keep looking until you find the one that likes your's the way it is.


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