Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Character of the Week: Christiane Génessier

This week's character of the week is Christiane Genessier, who was portrayed by Edith Scob in one of my favorite films, Eyes Without a Face. She is a girl who is forced to wear a white mask after an accident leaves her without any skin on her face. Her father is a doctor who is set on getting her a new face by killing innocent girls and replacing her face with theirs. Christiane is a sweet girl who is horrified by how she looks, and wants a new face, but by the end she realizes that what her father is doing is wrong. What I love about this film is that it is not the person with the deformity who is the monster, but the person who is trying to help her. Here is one of my favorite scenes in the movie.

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