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The Hairdresser's Husband (1990)

Le mari de la coiffeuse (original title)
Antoine has always been fascinated with hairdressers, and this story is the embodiment of the wishful thinking of a young boy dreaming of marrying a hairdresser and the fulfilment of a perfect, idealised love.

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Antoine
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Roland Bertin ...
Antoine's father
Maurice Chevit ...
Ambroise Dupré dit Isidore Agopian
Philippe Clévenot ...
Morvoisieux
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Julien Gora
Claude Aufaure ...
Gay Costomer
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Donecker
Henry Hocking ...
Antoine - Age 12
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Morvoisieux Son-in-Law
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Adopted Child's Mother
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Madame A. Sheaffer
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Antoine's Brother
Yveline Ailhaud ...
Antoine's Mother
Julien Bukowski ...
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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

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Joyously Sexy, Genuinely Erotic. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for sexuality | See all certifications »
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3 October 1990 (France)  »

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$1,200,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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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: That summer, I realized I had to take good care of my balls.
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Crazy Credits

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

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Featured in Zomergasten: Episode #10.3 (1997) See more »

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A minimalist Lovestory of Breathtaking Beauty
5 January 2002 | by (amsterdam) – See all my reviews

The odeurs, the warm light, the caresses, the soft looks (and the music of course) makes you feel like discovering an unknown chapter of the Arabian Nights, even though we never leave the South of France.

Like in all fairy-tales time doesn't really mean much in this story ... untill it is too late and the world steps in, heart-stopping, mind-boggling; than the Hairdressers husband turns the cave of Ali Baba into his own pyramid, pushing us, the viewers, out. Tremendous Film !!


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