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Hypnotized and Hysterical (Hairstylist Wanted) (2002)

Filles perdues, cheveux gras (original title)
Crossing paths of three lost young women: Elodie wants her daughter back, Natacha wants her cat back, and Marianne wants her soul back. They find friendship and love, encountering many ... See full summary »

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Claude Duty
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amira Casar ... Marianne
Marina Foïs ... Natacha
Olivia Bonamy ... Élodie
Charles Berling ... Arnaud
Sergi López ... Philippe
Léa Drucker ... Coraline
Esse Lawson Esse Lawson ... Cindy
Margot Abascal Margot Abascal ... Corine
Evelyne Buyle Evelyne Buyle ... Mme Pélissier, la cliente
Béatrice Costantini Béatrice Costantini ... La patronne de Natacha
Amadou Diallo Amadou Diallo ... Kirikou
Jean-François Gallotte ... Jean-François
Sylvie Lachat Sylvie Lachat ... L'aide sociale
Francia Seguy Francia Seguy ... Mamoune
Lorella Cravotta Lorella Cravotta ... L'infirmière chef
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Crossing paths of three lost young women: Elodie wants her daughter back, Natacha wants her cat back, and Marianne wants her soul back. They find friendship and love, encountering many drinks, sex partners, hair problems, and various animals... Written by julien g.

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Official Sites:

Mars Films ( french)

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

10 September 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Hypnotized and Hysterical (Hairstylist Wanted) See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,265,025
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Dolby

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Average girl movie with no twist!
27 May 2003 | by Frank Khi DouSee all my reviews

Advertised as being a trash version of Francois Ozon's much better 2002 film 8 Women, this comedy suffers mainly from lack of direction. Both films feature spontaneous musical outbursts from the actresses but unlike 8 Women, which basically is a whodunit, Filles perdues cheveux gras is only an average girl movie promoting friendship in troubled times. Those three twenty something women have a hard time falling in love, keeping a baby or staying sober, but together they will see the light... And light it sure is, but the comedy is kind of lost through a narrative which tends to spend too much time with one particular character (the young mother) thus bringing a certain boredom to the whole film. Only the set decoration and the visuals are sometime effective as they seem to modernize (or just copy) old Jacques Demy movies such as Les parapluies de Cherbourg or Les Demoiselles de Rochefort both much better movies.


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