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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.

Director:

Patrice Leconte
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Rochefort ... Antoine
Anna Galiena ... Mathilde
Roland Bertin Roland Bertin ... Antoine's father
Maurice Chevit Maurice Chevit ... Ambroise Dupré dit Isidore Agopian
Philippe Clévenot Philippe Clévenot ... Morvoisieux
Jacques Mathou ... Julien Gora
Claude Aufaure Claude Aufaure ... Gay Costomer
Albert Delpy ... Donecker
Henry Hocking Henry Hocking ... Antoine - Age 12
Ticky Holgado ... Morvoisieux Son-in-Law
Michèle Laroque ... Adopted Child's Mother
Anne-Marie Pisani ... Madame A. Sheaffer
Pierre Meyrand ... Antoine's Brother
Yveline Ailhaud Yveline Ailhaud ... Antoine's Mother
Julien Bukowski Julien Bukowski ... Gloomy Man
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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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Sexier Than A Dozen ''Basic Instincts''. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French | Arabic

Release Date:

3 October 1990 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hairdresser's Husband See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,155,800
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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: My father said life was simple, that if you wanted something enough you'd get it... Failure was proof the desire wasn't strong enough.
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Mille Baisers à Paco, Elle Sait Pourquoi. See more »

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A film with everything
16 October 1999 | by chance-23See all my reviews

How anyone can give a negative review of this film is beyond me. It is a delight to watch from start to finish. It has everything, humour, drama and it is very moving. I have read reviews stating that the film is sexist; I'm sure these so- called 'critics' were watching a different film to me. It is a film about a man's pure love for a woman and if thats sexist, then beam me up Scotty! If you get a chance, please watch this film. I promise, you won't be disappointed.


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