Cinema: Cheap Chase


Directed by Joseph Losey Screenplay by Franco Salinas

A face fills the screen, shot in extreme closeup. We see eyes, a nose, a mouth; not enough, for the moment, to decide age or sex. The eyes are wide open, perhaps in wonder, perhaps in horror. Now we see the fingers of a second person palpating the flesh of this face, neither gently nor roughly, folding back the upper lip to examine the teeth; turning the head to inspect the lobe of an ear. The camera draws back, and it is seen that the face is that of a middle-aged woman, naked....

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