Clean, Shaven (1993)

Unrated  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  21 April 1995 (USA)
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Peter Winter is a young schizophrenic who is desperately trying to get his daughter back from her adoptive family. He attempts to function in a world that, for him, is filled with strange ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alice Levitt ...
Girl with Ball
Megan Owen ...
Mrs. Winter
Jennifer MacDonald ...
Molly Castelloe ...
Melinda Frayne
Jill Chamberlain ...
Teenager at Motel
Agathe Leclerc ...
Murdered Girl
Robert Albert ...
Jack McNally
Roget Joly ...
Police Photographer
René Beaudin ...
Boy on Bicycle
Dr. Michaels
Eliot Rockett ...
Man on Ladder / Man in Jeep
Angela Vibert ...
Girl in Rain
Karen MacDonald ...
Girl in Rain
Lee Kayman ...


Peter Winter is a young schizophrenic who is desperately trying to get his daughter back from her adoptive family. He attempts to function in a world that, for him, is filled with strange voices, electrical noise, disconcerting images, and jarringly sudden emotional shifts. He clings to his humanity like a raft, barely afloat in a sea of terror. In a brief moment of congruence, he shatters his image reflected in a window, perhaps to more properly align it with his fragmented psyche. During his quest, he runs afoul of the law and an ongoing murder investigation. Written by Tad Dibbern <>

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Nicole Winter: Is my mother really dead?
Peter Winter: Yes.
Nicole Winter: What was she like?
Peter Winter: [close to tears] She was... She wasn't like anyone else. She was different. Really different. There's a lot of people out there who - who want to hurt you. And wherever, wherever, wherever you are. And she was good.
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Scary... Sad... Moving...
19 May 2000 | by (Seattle, WA. USA) – See all my reviews

A scary, sad and terribly depressing movie. All of the performances are extremely true-to-life. The only thing I felt hurt this movie was the pacing, which was irregular at certain points. The camera work was very unusual.

If you've ever wanted a glimpse inside the head of a schizophrenic (which I doubt), this is the film. This movie dares to deal with subject matter that Hollywood would normally never touch. It is not an entertaining film and is extremely difficult to watch, but everything that happened in the movie could easily happen in "real life." There is nothing phony here, nothing pretensive, just an incredibly realistic portrayal of the pain of everyday life, and especially the pain of one young schizophrenic man.

I gave this movie 7/10 for its pacing and somewhat weak plot, yet in a sense it deserves a much higher rating. I gave it 7/10 because I didn't enjoy it... yet it was difficult to tear my eyes away at times. The last 30 minutes of the film are the best... the pacing improves, and the story is at last resolved. I breathed a sigh of relief when this movie ended. This kind of gritty realism is just too hard to watch, but its uncompromising honesty is worthy of a great deal of credit. Painful and difficult to watch, but if you like a film that is utterly honest and doesn't play with your emotions, I recommend you see it. Not for the faint of heart, though.

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