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    A friend from America asks about a film from the 70s or 80s -- an "art film", he thinks:



    "It was an independent Brit film about a down & out young man who becomes so depressed by life that he decides to commit suicide. One [of ]the things that makes him melancholy is an encounter with a little ragamuffin girl who has as her only toy a miserable doll, lacking a head. He weeps. Then, having determined on self-slaughter, he decides to capitalize on it commercially and goes to a corporate executive to see if money can be made by publicizing his suicide. At this point I departed the theater."

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    Is it Don Levy's Herostratus (1967)?



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    This review confirms that the would-be suicide, Max, does encounter a little girl:



    http://www.amnon.ca/heroview.html



    It is sadly ironic that Michael Gothard who played Max took his own life in 1992.



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    Apparently meant to be receiving a release from the BFI this year.

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    Sounds promising! Thanks -- I'll ask the guy if this sounds right.

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