7.4/10
7,582
40 user 41 critic

The Hairdresser's Husband (1990)

Le mari de la coiffeuse (original title)
Antoine has always been fascinated with a hairdresser's delicate touch, the beguiling perfume and the figure of a woman with an opulent bosom, moreover, he knew that he would marry one, fulfilling his dream of a perfect and idealised love.

Director:

Reviews
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Monsieur Hire (1989)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A recluse is accused of murdering a young woman simply because his neighbors think he is strange.

Director: Patrice Leconte
Stars: Michel Blanc, Sandrine Bonnaire, Luc Thuillier
Ridicule (1996)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

To get royal backing on a needed drainage project, a poor French lord must learn to play the delicate games of wit at court at Versailles.

Director: Patrice Leconte
Stars: Charles Berling, Jean Rochefort, Fanny Ardant
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A teacher and a gangster meet by chance in a small town pharmacy. As a friendship of sorts develops between these opposite personalities, each starts to envy the other and by the week's end... See full summary »

Director: Patrice Leconte
Stars: Jean Rochefort, Johnny Hallyday, Jean-François Stévenin
Tandem (1987)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Michel Mortez is going to and fro France to compere a radio game he created 25 years ago. He is famous among the average Frenchmen. But he is also a poker. Rivetot, his assistant and ... See full summary »

Director: Patrice Leconte
Stars: Gérard Jugnot, Jean Rochefort, Sylvie Granotier
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In a small French colony, a drunken man kills someone. While a guillotine is being shipped in, he changes, becoming a good and popular man.

Director: Patrice Leconte
Stars: Juliette Binoche, Daniel Auteuil, Emir Kusturica
Tango (1993)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Vincent, a stunt pilot, is acquitted of murdering his wife and her lover. However, a few years later, L'Elegant, the Judge in the case, comes to blackmail him. The Judge's nephew, Paul, is ... See full summary »

Director: Patrice Leconte
Stars: Philippe Noiret, Richard Bohringer, Thierry Lhermitte
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

One night, a fading entertainer intervenes when a woman contemplates suicide, beginning a strange, unpredictable relationship.

Director: Patrice Leconte
Stars: Vanessa Paradis, Daniel Auteuil, Frédéric Pfluger
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

How the life of Victor Chmara toppled during the course of a single day during the summer of 1958 ?

Director: Patrice Leconte
Stars: Jean-Pierre Marielle, Hippolyte Girardot, Sandra Extercatte
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A Frenchwoman tells her marital troubles to a man she mistakes for a psychiatrist, and soon they form an unusual relationship.

Director: Patrice Leconte
Stars: Sandrine Bonnaire, Fabrice Luchini, Michel Duchaussoy
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Beautiful violin virtuoso Camille has two obsessions: the music of Ravel, and a friend of her husband's who crafts violins. But his heart seems to be as cold as her playing is passionate.

Director: Claude Sautet
Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Emmanuelle Béart, André Dussollier
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Roland Bertin ...
Maurice Chevit ...
Philippe Clévenot ...
Morvoisieux
...
Julien Gora
Claude Aufaure ...
Gay Costomer
...
Donecker
Henry Hocking ...
...
Morvoisieux Son-in-Law
...
Adopted Child's Mother
...
Madame A. Sheaffer
...
Antoine's Brother
Yveline Ailhaud ...
Antoine's Mother
Julien Bukowski ...
Gloomy Man
Edit

Storyline

Twelve-year-old Antoine falls profoundly in love with a voluptuous but suicidal hairdresser, a formative experience he never forgets. Much later in life, he seeks to repeat his romance by marrying Mathilde - also voluptuous and also a hairdresser - with whom he forms an intimate and consuming relationship in an attempt to blot out the miseries of this world from their lives. Written by Jasha

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A Glorious Realisation Of Too Perfect Love And A Tingling Examination Of Sensuality. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

3 October 1990 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Hairdresser's Husband  »

Box Office

Gross:

$1,155,800 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film is included on Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" list. See more »

Goofs

When Mathilde shampoos the bearded customer, the hand holding the water sprayer changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Antoine: I was around 12. I loved going to the barber's. In our town there was a barber shop for men only... run by a beautiful Alsatian woman... the lovely Mrs. Sheaffer. She had few clients, so you didn't need an appointment. She had no husband but many lovers. I adored going there. When I opened the door, a wonderful smell flooded my nostrils, a mixture of lotion, hair spray, rose water, shampoo... It was intoxicating... The most extraordinary smell of all was her own. She had red hair and a ...
See more »

Crazy Credits

Mille Baisers à Paco, Elle Sait Pourquoi. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
what when your dreams come true
24 July 2000 | by (new york) – See all my reviews

this is actually what this movie is about: what happens when all your dreams come true and what you exprience every day is so incredibly beautiful and fulfilling that you fear even think of losing what you have. funny and touching, poetic and sad - this movie has this 'something special' about it that makes it unforgettable. great acting, one-of-the-kind story and beautiful cinematography combined with really unique, fairytale-like mood make this movie a genuine 10 out of 10.


20 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page