Many years ago I saw a film on tv. It was in black and white. It was set in some sort of post-apocalyptic world, and involved a girl who was kept from the hero, in a succession of elaborate prisons/cages, which the hero tried to breach time and again, always failing to get the girl.
There was no talking in it at all, except when once, in the middle of the film, the hero breaches the girl's prison (only to find she's been removed yet again by the villain) and picks up her diary(?) and reads a small passage from it aloud.
The villain had a number of accomplices, one of whom was some sort of "mole man" whom he treated badly (perhaps kept on a leash). I remember the film being somewhat feted when it was released, but I've never seen or heard of this film since its single UK TV showing. I'd love to see it again, but since I don't know what it was called ...
(What was it called?)
posted by Blue Stone
on Jul 4, 2004 -