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Ztracená Tvár

Ztracená Tvár (1965) Movie Poster
Czechoslovakia  •    •  85m  •    •  Directed by: Pavel Hobl.  •  Starring: Jana Brejchová, Jana Brezková, Vlastimil Brodský, Fred Delmare, Karel Effa, Frantisek Filipovský, Eva Foustková, Antonín Jedlicka, Jaroslav Marvan, Nina Popelíková, Zdenka Procházková, Martin Ruzek, Raoul Schránil.  •  Music by: Lubos Fiser.
It is the 1930s. Physician Bartos devotedly attends poor patients in the city suburbs, at the same time researching the possibilities of regeneration of human tissues after transplantation. His former colleague Rosen, now working as an assistant at the private clinic of surgeon Kirchenbruch, considers the research a mere utopia. The disappointed Bartos, trying to verify his theories, therefore accepts the outrageous proposal of Marion, owner of a brothel - to surgically replace the face of her lover, the wanted thief Cutter, with the face of murdered Father Hopsasa.

Review:

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Image from: Ztracená Tvár (1965)
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Image from: Ztracená Tvár (1965)
Image from: Ztracená Tvár (1965)
Image from: Ztracená Tvár (1965)
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?

Review by chuckwheel from the Internet Movie Database.