Le Miroir à deux faces

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Le Miroir a deux faces
Le Miroir a deux faces poster.jpg
Directed by André Cayatte
Produced by Henry Deutschmeister
Alain Poiré
Robert Sussfeld (executive producer)
Written by André Cayatte
Gérard Oury
Jean Meckert
Denis Perret
Starring Michèle Morgan
Ivan Desny
Music by Louiguy
Cinematography Christian Matras
Edited by Paul Cayatte
CEI Incom
Franco London Films
Paris Union Films
Société Nouvelle des Établissements Gaumont (SNEG)
Distributed by Société des Etablissements L. Gaumont
Release date
  • 15 October 1958 (1958-10-15)
Running time
96 minutes
Country France
Language French

Le Miroir a deux faces (English title: The Mirror Has Two Faces) is a 1958 French drama film directed by André Cayatte who co-wrote screenplay with Gérard Oury, Jean Meckert and Denis Perret. The film stars Michèle Morgan, Bourvil and Ivan Desny.

The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) adapted by Richard LaGravenese, starring Barbra Streisand, is based on Le Miroir à Deux Faces.



Pierre Tardivet, a professor, marries Marie-José Vauzange, a sensitive and intelligent girl who is physically unattractive. Tardivet soon begins to treat Marie-José cruelly, making her life very unpleasant and joyless. Two children are born out the marriage. Then, Tardivet suffers a car accident and is tended by Dr. Bosc, a famous plastic surgeon. Bosc operates on Marie-José and transforms her into a beautiful woman. Tardivet then begins to treat her even more cruelly. He becomes embittered and hateful towards Marie-José because her changed appearance makes him think she is no longer his. Marie-José and her sister's husband, Gérard Durieu, want to elope and restart their lives, but they are stopped when Pierre Tardivet kills Dr. Bosc. This dramatic act recalls Marie-José to her duties as a wife and mother, and she renounces her happiness to tend to her husband and children.

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