Les Yeux cernés (English title: Marked Eyes) is a 1964 French thriller film directed by Robert Hossein who wrote original story. The screenplay was written by Claude Desailly, André Tabet and Georges Tabet. The film stars Robert Hossein, Michèle Morgan and Marie-France Pisier.
It tells the story of a widow who begins to receive blackmail letters demanding money as almost everybody has disliked her husband in a small town. —Wikipedia
Robert Hossein (born as Hosseinhof December 30, 1927 in Paris) is a French film actor of Azeri Jew origin, director and writer. He directed the 1982 adaption of Les Misérables, and appeared in Vice and Virtue, Le Casse, Les Uns et les Autres and Venus Beauty Institute. His most recent roles include starring as Michèle Mercier’s husband in the Angélique series and as a Catholic priest who falls in love with Claude Jade and becomes a communist in Prêtres interdits (Forbidden Priests) in 1973.
Hossein started directing films in 1956 with Les salauds vont en enfer from a story by Frédéric Dard whose novels and plays went on to furnish Hossein with much of his later film material. Right from the start Hossein established his characteristic trademarks: using a seemingly straightforward suspense plot and subverting its conventions (sometimes to the extent of a complete disregard of the traditional demand for a final twist or revelation) in order to concentrate on ritualistic relationships… read more