Original name: The Man without a Face
Duration: 115 min.
The story of a relationship between a teacher and his troubled pupil. Justin McLeod is a former teacher who lives as a recluse on the edge of town. His face is disfigured from an automobile accident and fire ten years before in which a boy was incinerated and for which he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. He is also suspected of being a pedophile. He is befriended by Chuck, causing the town's suspicion and hostility to be ignited. McLeod inculcates in his protege a love of justice and freedom from prejudice which sustains him beyond the end of the film.
emotional, touching, sentimental, clever, talky, serious, realistic, sincere, dramatic, reflective ...
friendship, boarding school, teacher, island, mentor, coming of age, social misfits, dysfunctional family, unlikely friendships, childhood, physical appearance, injustice, coming-of-age, misfit, small town, adaptation, book, society, life philosophy, runaway, life is a bitch, family, father son relationship, catastrophe, suspicion ...
20th century, 60s