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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.

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Roland Bertin ...
Maurice Chevit ...
Philippe Clévenot ...
Morvoisieux
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Julien Gora
Claude Aufaure ...
Gay Costomer
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Donecker
Henry Hocking ...
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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 ...
Gloomy Man
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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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$1,155,800
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2.35 : 1
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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's father: [Angry about the older brother] If you start small, you end small... And you? What'll you do later on?
Antoine - Age 12: Later on, I'll marry a hairdresser.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Best Films of 1992 (1993) See more »

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a bittersweet and magical look at obsession
21 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

I love this film probably because it seems to be the kind of movie that would never get made in the US. It not only seems to be foreign, it seems otherworldly. The musical interludes featuring the bizarre movements of Jean Rochefort are worth many repeat viewings. (I own a copy of this video.) The movie looks at obsession and the transitory nature of relationships in a bittersweet and magical way.


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