Dora Stern, an American photographer living in Paris, wakes up from the same nightmare over and over again. In a small antique store she finds a collage with fearful eyes that haunt her. At...
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Dora Stern, an American photographer living in Paris, wakes up from the same nightmare over and over again. In a small antique store she finds a collage with fearful eyes that haunt her. At home she removes the layers of the collage until she can see the original photo showing a young woman in fear who looks exactly like Dora Stern. But who is this woman? Dora starts doing research and gets help from an old friend of her mother and a previous boyfriend who works for the Herald Tribune in Paris. She flies down to Antibes and finds the boarding house where she and her mother once stayed many years ago. When she returns to Paris, the American embassy waits for her at the airport with some disturbing news about her mother, an American lawyer, who went to Geneve for a trial. Can Dora solve the mystery of her past and reveal the identity of the woman on the collage?
This suspenseful gem was made for French TV in 1985. I watched it in the late 1980's on German TV and am waiting ever since for it to be released on DVD. Aurore Clément plays the successful American photographer Dora Stern who lost her memory as a teenager in an accident and who is fascinated by mirrors. Edward Meeks plays her friend at the US newspaper in Paris, Bruno Crémer helps her find out who she really is. Jean-Pierre Aumont (Lili) plays a mysterious part linked to the past.
What I liked about it was not only the thrilling plot (the French sure know how to make suspenseful movies!), the good cast and the beautiful locations (among them Paris, Etretat in Normandy and Antibes, Côte d'azur), but also the very engaging soundtrack which adds to the tension.
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