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La moustache -- Emmanuel Carrère's psychological mystery LA MOUSTACHE stars Vincent Lindon in an outstanding performance as a man who inadvertently loses himself. Marc decides one day to shave off the trademark mustache that he's worn for years. When his wife and friends fail to notice the change he spins into a downward spiral that makes him doubt his own sanity.


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Release Date:
6 July 2005 (Belgium) See more »
Marc is sitting in his bath one morning and asks his wife, "how would you feel if I shaved off my mustache?" She doesn't think it's a great idea... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Vincent Lindon ... Marc Thiriez

Emmanuelle Devos ... Agnès Thiriez

Mathieu Amalric ... Serge Schaeffer

Hippolyte Girardot ... Bruno

Cylia Malki ... Samira
Macha Polikarpova ... Nadia Schaeffer
Fantine Camus ... Lara Schaeffer
Frédéric Imberty ... Patron café

Brigitte Bémol ... Policière

Denis Ménochet ... Serveur
Franck Richard ... Chauffeur taxi
Elizabeth Marre ... Hôtesse Roissy
Teresa Li ... Caissière ferry-boat
Hin-Wai Au ... Contrôleur passeport
Gary Kuo Chan Chung ... Employé aéroport
Perry Ho ... Marin
Hung Siu ... Homme tai chi
Hei Poon Yuen ... Réceptionniste hôtel
Hélène Devynck ... Amie du casino

Jérôme Bertin ... Ami du casino
Camille Cotte ... Opératrice France Télécom (voice)
Pierre Pachet ... Père de Marc (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Thierry Roland ... TV soccer commentator (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Emmanuel Carrère 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jérôme Beaujour 
Emmanuel Carrère  novel
Emmanuel Carrère  screenplay

Produced by
Romain Le Grand .... associate producer
Elliot Tong .... associate producer
Anne-Dominique Toussaint .... producer
Original Music by
Philip Glass (musical composition by)
Cinematography by
Patrick Blossier 
Film Editing by
Camille Cotte 
Casting by
Sylvie Brocheré 
Production Design by
Françoise Dupertuis 
Set Decoration by
Marie-Laure Valla 
Costume Design by
Elisabeth Tavernier 
Makeup Department
Catherine George .... key makeup artist
Heidy Chun Sau Ha .... makeup artist: Hong Kong
Eric Monteil .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Matthieu Bled .... assistant unit manager
Matthieu Bled .... post-production manager
Jean-Pierre Giudice .... unit production manager
Antoine Moussault .... unit production manager
Paviel Raymont .... assistant production manager
Philippe Saal .... production manager
Stanley Chan Wan Sze .... associate production manager: Hong Kong (as Stanley Wan Sze Chan)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Raphaëlle Bruyas .... second assistant director
Clothilde Carenco .... trainee assistant director
Julian Chiu .... second assistant director: Hong Kong
Claire Galloy .... assistant director: location unit
Elizabeth Marre .... first assistant director
Julien Prudhomme .... third assistant director
Art Department
Thierry Brahiti .... prop buyer
Cécile Claveries .... key painter
Chabrand Gilles .... carpenter
Sound Department
Christophe Bourreau .... foley artist
Yannick Coutheron .... dialogue editor
Emmanuel Croset .... sound mixer
Vincent Goujon .... boom operator
Hervé Guyader .... chief sound editor
Laurent Poirier .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Bruno Bimbard .... generator operator
Eric Blanckaert .... second assistant camera
Alice Capronnier .... first assistant camera
Mathieu Caudroy .... Steadicam operator
Nathalie Eno .... still photographer
Perry Ho .... best boy grip
Bob Lévy .... additional grip
Rachid Madaoui .... gaffer
Olivier Pont .... video assist operator
Didier Versolatto .... gaffer
Editorial Department
Lise Courtès .... trainee assistant editor
Mathilde Cousin .... assistant editor
Aurélie Laumont .... color timer
Other crew
Samantha Baudier .... production assistant
Cathy Kerbrat .... production coordinator
Josiane Morand .... script supervisor
Jake Seal .... pre-production consultant
Jake Seal .... production consultant: Hong Kong
Nathalie Bloch-Lainé .... thanks
Jérôme Seydoux .... thanks

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87 min
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Continuity: During the restaurant scene, there was more wine in the glass the second time Agnes took a drink than the moment before.See more »
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Referenced in The Pack (2010)See more »


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24 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Good enough to almost make me..., 19 October 2006
Author: ftmetler from Canada

Read the book some time ago and after watching the movie felt much the same sort of existential exhilaration - if there is such a thing. Maybe it was just the cold that I have, though. A little overacted at times, but otherwise like an exotic episode of the Twilight Zone, shot in glorious colour. The film reminded me another French film I saw in the theatre recently by the name of Cache, which I enjoyed very much. As for it's American counterpart, I suppose that you'd be looking at something like Lost Highway, David Lynch's bizarre account of a modern, urban couple trying to grapple with the unknown. This seems to be something of a genre for the French and they are quite good at pulling it off - as is evidenced with this film - with considerable style and enough depth of plot and character to leave you considering and reconsidering the film for far more than the sadly customary 10 minutes.

I almost shaved my beard off after watching it just to see what would happen. But I haven't yet. Or have I?

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