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The Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short (1966)

De man die zijn haar kort liet knippen (original title)
A schoolteacher (Miereveld or "field of ants") is entranced by one of his students (Fran). Not being able to have his love fulfilled he tries to escape it and moves house and job. Working ... See full summary »

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André Delvaux

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Johan Daisne (novel), Anna De Pagter | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Senne Rouffaer Senne Rouffaer ... Govert Miereveld
Beata Tyszkiewicz ... Eufrazia 'Fran' Veerman
Hector Camerlynck Hector Camerlynck ... Prof. Mato
Hilde Uitterlinden Hilde Uitterlinden ... Beps
Annemarie Van Dijk Annemarie Van Dijk ... Corra
Hilda Van Roose Hilda Van Roose ... Teacher Freken
François Beukelaers François Beukelaers ... Patient
Arlette Emmery Arlette Emmery ... One of the Seven
Paul S'Jongers Paul S'Jongers ... Assistent of Prof. Mato
Luc Philips Luc Philips ... City Councillor
François Bernard François Bernard ... Judge Brantink
Vic Moeremans Vic Moeremans ... Director
Maurits Goossens Maurits Goossens ... Principal
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yvonne Lex Yvonne Lex ... Dubbing song of Beata Tyszkiewicz
Dora van der Groen Dora van der Groen ... Dubbing of Beata Tyszkiewicz (voice)
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Storyline

A schoolteacher (Miereveld or "field of ants") is entranced by one of his students (Fran). Not being able to have his love fulfilled he tries to escape it and moves house and job. Working for the justice department he is invited by the coroner to join a post mortem examination which leads to an encounter with his former student and the possibility to no longer escape his love. Written by rustique

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Country:

Belgium

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

5 September 1966 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short See more »

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Mono

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

Quotes

Eufrazia 'Fran' Veerman: Govert. Govert. Govert. Godfried.
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Featured in De man die zijn haar kort liet knippen archieven (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Ballade la vie véritable
Music by Frédéric Devreese
Sung by Yvonne Lex
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haunted by love, haunted by reality, no escape
14 July 2006 | by rustiqueSee all my reviews

summary: A schoolteacher (Miereveld or "nest of ants") is entranced by one of his students (Fran). Not being able to have his love fulfilled he tries to escape it and moves house and job. Working for the justice department he is invited by the coroner to join a post mortem examination which leads to an encounter with his former student and the possibility to no longer escape his love.

review: The theme of escape is very prevalent throughout all facets of this movie. The off-voice narration creates a sort of detachment that reflects the detachment of the character with reality and even with the feelings inside him. Seldom the characters speak while facing the camera and the music is a wonderful accompaniment to the narrative: fairy-like and enchanting or confusing and detached. As the inner feelings and reflections of the characters are the main subject of this movie, it is strongly narrative driven rather than driven by actions and therefor it might not suit every 21st century viewer. But I strongly urge people to allow themselves to follow the reflections and balance on the stream of consciousness of the characters and see where it takes them. Near the end different elements fall into place although it may be a place that not everyone likes or even understands. Strong visuals, strong music, strong acting, but not suitable for a day when you're on the couch struck by the flu.


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