Noted the diminutive, magical, joyous presence of the late, great Alfred Baillou (PLAISIR A TROIS; LES CHATOUILLEUSES) appearance as one of the tableaux figures in the Raoul Ruiz masterful meditation on representation and Art Criticism, THE HYPOTHESIS OF A STOLEN PAINTING (1978). Termed an "intellectual thriller" this experimental 63 minute film was shot by the great Sacha Vierney (Belle De Jour) in exquisite, evanescent Black & White. Based on a novel by Pierre Klossowski, who also cowrote the script.
There are a number of interesting parallels and connections between the careers of the recently deceased Ruiz and Jess Franco which I'll be examining here and on www.cinemadrome.yuku.com on the Raoul Ruiz thread theres.http://www.cinemadrome.yuku.com/
Templar tableau in THE HYPOTHESIS OF THE STOLEN PAINTING
Baillou was in over 40 films and his career from the 1940s to the 1980s.