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The Mirror Has Two Faces

The Mirror Has Two Faces

A Feature film by André Cayatte

Produced by Paris-Union-Films, Franco-London Films, Gaumont

Release in France : 15/10/1958


    Pierre Tardivet, a professor, marries Marie-José Vauzange, a sensitive and inteligent girl with bad looks. Tardivet's mean spirit soon appears in their marital life, plunging Marie-José in a monotonous life. Two children are born out this marriage. Tardivet suffers a car accident and he is tended by Dr. Bosc, a famous plastic surgeon. Bosc operates on Marie-José and her transformation is total. Tardivet's meannes exacerbates as he becomes embittered and hateful towards the new looks of his wife whom he does not consider his anymore. He kills Dr. Bosc at the time when Marie-José and her sister's husband, Gérard Durieu, want to elope and restart their lives. Aware of her duties, she renounces her happiness to tend to her husband and children.

    Source : Wikipedia

    Actors (31)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Paris-Union-Films, Franco-London Films, Gaumont

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    Foreign production company :

    CEI INcom

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    Full credits (17)

    Assistant Director :

    Serge Vallin

    Producers :

    Henry Deutschmeister, Alain Poiré

    Director of Photography :

    Christian Matras

    Assistant Operator :

    Ernest Bourreaud

    Production Manager :

    Robert Sussfeld

    Assistant editor :

    Nicole Cayatte

    Production Designer :

    Jacques Colombier

    Costume designers :

    Tanine Autré, Paulette Coquatrix

    Location Manager :

    Hubert Mérial

    Dialogue Writer :

    Jean Meckert

    Screenwriters :

    André Cayatte, Gérard Oury

    Sound Recordist :

    Pierre-André Bertrand

    Camera Operator :

    Gilbert Chain

    Editor :

    Paul Cayatte

    Continuity supervisor :

    Simone Chavaudra

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    Still Photographer :

    Jean-Louis Castelli

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Themes :

    Relationships, Metamorphosis

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    Production country :

    France (100.0%)

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 38 min

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    Black & White

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