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The Man Without a Head (2003)

L'homme sans tête (original title)
With two fabulous tickets to tonight's ball in his hands, the solitary Mr Phelps needs to find the perfect head to please his charming date. Will he risk it all for love?

Director:

Juan Solanas (as Juan Diego Solanas)

Writer:

Juan Solanas
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Cast

Credited cast:
Laurent Bert Laurent Bert ... Un client du bar
Yannick Blivet Yannick Blivet ... Le vendeur de journaux (voice)
Christophe Botti Christophe Botti ... Le vendeur de têtes bellâtre
Stephane Botti Stephane Botti ... La deuxième tête
Ambre Boukebza Ambre Boukebza ... La jeune femme
Patrick Béthune Patrick Béthune ... Le fleuriste / Un docker (voice)
Damien Carrand Damien Carrand ... Le vendeur de journaux
Laurent Casanova Laurent Casanova ... L'homme au vélo
Evelyne Chartier Evelyne Chartier ... Le corps de la cliente âgée au visage jeune
Jacques Cusin Jacques Cusin ... L'acheteur de journaux
Rozenn Djonkovitch ... L'une des trois jeunes femmes (as Andrée Rozenn)
Alain Donadio Alain Donadio ... Un docker
Laure Dratler Laure Dratler ... L'une des trois jeunes femmes (voice)
Philippe Ferrandini Philippe Ferrandini ... Un docker
Danielle Hazan Danielle Hazan ... Les clientes / L'une des trois jeunes femmes (voice)
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Storyline

With two fabulous tickets to tonight's ball in his hands, the solitary Mr Phelps sees a ray of light shine in the bleak industrialised world he lives in--and without a single doubt--he already knows whom to ask for his date: the charming lady in the picture on his desk. Just by looking at her, his eyes gleam with joy and anticipation; tonight the elegant dancer shall summon up the courage to declare his undying love for her, and for this reason, he may even find a suitable head to match his feelings. Will he risk it all for love? Written by Nick Riganas

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Genres:

Short | Fantasy | Romance

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Details

Country:

France | Argentina

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 December 2003 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

El hombre sin cabeza See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The post production lasted 900 days. See more »

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Featured in Phelps l'homme sans tête - Making of (2004) See more »

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All of you
Composed by Cole Porter (1954)
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An excellent short-film
27 February 2007 | by qrs_inaSee all my reviews

This film is like a surrealistic painting and a poetry in the same shell. The subject of the film is very actual- the flimsiness with which we base our choices in life and in love especially. It's about how people try to appear beautiful and pleasant to others, it's about our insecurity and our crave to be loved and appreciated by others. There is a french delicacy in every scene, in the music, maybe a little humor, a ingenious combination of time dimensions. The visual art is overwhelming, due to the 4 years spent to make this short-film. "Homme sans tête" has a charm which remains after you've seen it. For me was a totally surprise and a joy in the same time.


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