The Lost Face (1965)

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Central Europe, 1930s: Czech physician Bartos (Vlastimil Brodský) devotedly attends poor patients in the city suburbs, at the same time researching the possibilities of regeneration of ... See full summary »


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26 February 2000 | chuckwheel
Source for Face Off?
Based on a short story by noted Czech Science fiction writer Josef Nesvadba (who co-wrote the screenplay to the excellent Zitra vstanu a oparim se cajem (Tommorrow I'm going to wake up and scald myself with tea) among others), this movie is about a criminal who forcibly switches, via an operation, faces with a priest. The result is a change in both of their behaviors to suit their new appearances. In conclusion however it is shown that this is just a transitional phenomenon – the reality of peoples natures is not proven to be changed by having a different face. Sound familiar? Was this the source for the John Woo movie Face-Off?

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Comedy | Crime | Sci-Fi

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December 1965

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Czech


Country of Origin

Czechoslovakia

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