France: N.p., Circa 1967. Two vintage borderless black-and-white reference still photographs from the 1967 Italian-French-German film. From the archives of Maurice Bessy (1910-1993), a French film historian, novelist, and screenwriter ("Deadlier Than the Male," 1956, and a handful of films 1939-1950). Bessy's rubber stamp and name label on the verso of one still, with brief annotations in holograph ink on the versos of both stills.
Featured in one still is director Duvivier and actor Sergio Fantoni, both engaging in what appears to be a spirited conversation. In the next still, Duvivier shoots a bandaged Delon in his hospital bed, surrounded by members of the crew.
Based on the 1962 book "Manie de la persecution" by Louis C. Thomas. After a near fatal car crash resulting in a coma, Pierre (Delon) awakens to a new life. Attempting to search for his true identity after suffering amnesia, coming ever closer to finding the truth, and ever closer to unspeakable danger.
Director Duvivier's final film.
One still 7 x 9.5 inches, one 8 x 11.75 inches. Moderate crease and edge creases to the larger still, else Near Fine overall.