La Belle Image (1950)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 102 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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The material is better than the execution in the French La Belle Image. The story concerns a plain-looking young man named Raoul (Frank Villard). Ignored by the "beautiful people," Raoul resigns himself to a lonely existence. After surviving an accident, however, his face is restructured by plastic surgery. The "new," handsomer Raoul suddenly finds himself a much-sought-after commodity--though, deep down inside, he still regards himself as inferior. Curiously, director Claude Heymann seems to believe that his story and characters will take care of themselves, without such frivolities as timing and pacing.

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beauty [physical], face, plastic-surgery