Les Creatures (1969)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - France, Sweden  |  
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French New Wave filmmaker Agnes Varda writes and directs the intellectual drama Les Creatures. Michel Piccoli plays a novelist who gets in a severe car accident. He is injured and his wife (Catherine Deneuve) is rendered mute. They move to a small village on an island in order to recuperate, and for the husband to write his novel. He uses characters based on the townsfolk on the island. He meets a young man (Jacques Charrier) who is building a machine. They play chess and engage in a violent fight. The wife gives birth and regains her speech, and it is apparent that the young man only existed in the husband's imagination. The conclusion involves a futher distortion of fantasy and reality as the writer finishes his novel.

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accident, book, car, disfigurement, fantasy, France, injury, pregnancy, reality, recovery [health], seaside, townspeople, trauma, vacation