Man with the Transplanted Brain (1971)

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Professor Marcilly is a famed brain specialist who, following in-depth and extended research work, is now able to perform brain transplant surgery. One day, he finds himself in the presence... See full summary »


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21 July 2014 | dbdumonteil
Brain transplant surgery
One of the big men of the famous (or notorious,depending on whom you ask) Cahiers Du Cinéma ,Jacques Doniol -Valcroze was less successful when it came to making his own movies:with hindsight ,two of his seven movies really stand out :"La Maison Des Bories" ,an intimate psychological drama(often depicted as"La Princesse De Clèves in Provence" and this one ,a rare French attempt at a sci-fi work.Wunderkind Matthieu Carrière starred in both movies.

A terminally-ill professor (Aumont) asks his colleague(Duchaussoy) to perform a brain transplant,by giving his organ to a young man ,severely wounded in a car crash.Against all odds,the operation succeeds :the professor looks now like a young man ,but he is married to attractive Helena (Nicoletta Macchiavelli)and his own daughter falls in love with him!Freudian isn't it? Do not expect horror scenes,gore ,and monsters:like Doniol-Valcroze's precedent effort,it is a psychological drama ,with philosophical concerns:who am I ,now?

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Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Release Date:

29 March 1972

Language

French


Country of Origin

France, Italy, West Germany

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