The Hairdresser's Husband

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The Hairdresser's Husband ★★ Le Mari de la coiffeuse 1992 (R)

Antoine (Rochefort) has had an odd obsession since boyhood—hairdressers—and in middle age he finds love with Mathilde (Galiena), a hairdresser he meets and proposes to as she cuts his hair. She accepts, and the two live their quiet lives in her barber shop as she cuts hair and he watches, occasionally breaking out in Arabian dances. A dark and odd yet refreshing film with fine performances by Rochefort and Galiena in this story about fetishism, obsession, and hair. In French with English subtitles. 84m/C VHS . FR Jean Rochefort, Anna Galiena, Roland Bertin, Maurice Chevit, Philippe Clevenot, Jacques Mathou, Claude Aufaure; D: Patrice Leconte; W: Claude Klotz, Patrice Leconte; C: Eduardo Serra; M: Michael Nyman.