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Puzzle of a Downfall Child
dir. Jerry Schatzberg / USA 1970 / 105’

Cast

Faye Dunaway, Barry Primus, Viveca Lindfors, Barry Morse, Roy Scheider

Film description

Faye Dunaway had already starred in Bonnie and Clyde when she played in the now-forgotten debut by Jerry Schatzberg, but her role here of a psychologically scarred model is an acting challenge second to none. And though critic Pauline Kael noted her “aversion to movies about women whose souls have been lost, stolen or destroyed,” Dunaway masterfully portrays a woman suffering from an undefined breakdown. Schatzberg helps by complicating the film’s narration, erasing the difference between reality and fantasy, adding flashbacks and disturbing images that tear into the film’s fabric like a nightmare into a pleasant dream.

Prepared by: Błażej Hrapkowicz

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