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Faces (1968)

R | | Drama | 17 October 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.

Director:

John Cassavetes

Writer:

John Cassavetes
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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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Several different versions of the film are known to exist something which is not unusual with the films of writer-director John Cassavetes. See more »

Quotes

Comedian: I just wanted you to see my suit. Seersucker. Sears made it. You're looking at the sucker that bought it.
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Featured in Histoire(s) du cinéma: Les signes parmi nous (1999) See more »

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Strip Polka
Written by Johnny Mercer
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This is the story of an aging business man, his quirky wife, an escort and a gigolo on an unpredictable evening in LA.
17 March 2005 | by anovakovSee all my reviews

John Cassavetes had impressed me with Shadows, charmed me with Minnie and Moskowitz, and disturbed me with Husbands and The Killing of A Chinese Bookie, but Faces evoked all of these reactions simultaneously. The film balances the spontaneous vision and participation of the camera as it dances around the characters with the relentless exploration of awkward human contact. After watching Faces, it is difficult to return to some of the French New Wave films, with which Cassavetes' early work holds much in common. He simply embraced an akin visual style without diminishing psychological facets of his characters' abandon. Faces is truly Cassavetes' masterpiece and a work that brings to light all of his talents and contributions in the cinematic medium.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 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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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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