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The Creatures (Les creatures)

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Genre:Drama, SciFi/Fantasy
Release Date:January 1, 1965
Running time:105 minutes
Cast:Catherine Deneuve, Michel Piccoli, Eva Dahlbeck, Marie-France Mignal, Britta Pettersson
Director:Agnès Varda
Producer:Mag Bodard
Writer:Agnès Varda

Description: 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.~ Andrea LeVasseur, All Movie Guide

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