Karl Valentin plays a journeyman in a barber shop who prefers to stay in bed than to take care of his (already heavily bearded) customers. When he's at work, he removes boils with hammer, ...
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A surrealist tale of a man and a woman passionately in love with one another, but their attempts to consummate that passion are constantly thwarted by their families, the Church, and bourgeois society.
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Karl Valentin plays a journeyman in a barber shop who prefers to stay in bed than to take care of his (already heavily bearded) customers. When he's at work, he removes boils with hammer, chisel and pincers, turns long-haired men into skin-heads and chops off people's heads. Written by
Philipp Gierenstein <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Karl Valentin plays here an idiotic barber (who looks like a thin shoe-lace with an enormous nose) and only that image of seeing him as a barber is worth seeing.
It's a bit hard to catch up with the story in this short, but the crazy images of Valentin: chopping a customer's head in mistake, hair-cutting a professor in Chinese style... are pretty damn funny. Those images come with some neat old simple effects and photography.
It's hard to get a chance to see many Valentin's movies but if this one is reachable to you I recommend you to see it. Especially if you like those old silent slapstick flicks (Valentin's hero was Chaplin).
I adored it.
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