Les créatures


1h 45m 1969

Film Details

Also Known As
Varelserna
Release Date
Jan 1969
Premiere Information
Los Angeles opening: 9 Apr 1969
Production Company
Madeleine Films; Parc Film; Sandrews
Distribution Company
New Yorker Films
Country
France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

Edgar, a novelist, is scarred, and his pregnant wife, Mylène, is left mute as a result of an automobile accident caused by his speeding. They go to live on the Île de Noirmoutier, and here Edgar begins to write a novel in which the townspeople are depicted. An old recluse who lives in a tower is represented as manipulating the actions of the residents; he manufactures iron disks, which, when placed in the clothing of his subjects, allow him to stimulate their primitive instincts. Edgar, who expresses "confidence in humanity," goes to the tower and enters into a contest with the proprietor. They draw cards bearing the townspeople's likenesses and wrestle over their fates by throwing dice, manipulating them on a television chessboard. On the verge of losing the game, Edgar destroys the equipment. Soon afterwards, the old man dies, and the complications in the lives of the subjects are resolved by love. Edgar's novel nears completion, and Mylène, her muteness cured, has her baby.

Film Details

Also Known As
Varelserna
Release Date
Jan 1969
Premiere Information
Los Angeles opening: 9 Apr 1969
Production Company
Madeleine Films; Parc Film; Sandrews
Distribution Company
New Yorker Films
Country
France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Paris opening: September 1966; running time: 100 min; Malmö opening: October 1966 as Varelserna. Original running time: 105 min.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1965

Released in United States 1966

Released in United States 1967

Released in United States September 15, 1966

Shown at 1966 Venice Film Festival.

Shown at 1967 London Film Festival.

Shown at New York Film Festival September 15, 1966.

Franscope

Released in United States 1965

Released in United States 1966 (Shown at 1966 Venice Film Festival.)

Released in United States 1967 (Shown at 1967 London Film Festival.)

Released in United States September 15, 1966 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 15, 1966.)