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The Moustache (2005)

La moustache (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery | 6 July 2005 (France)
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, for the 15 years they've been married, ... See full summary »

Director:

Emmanuel Carrère
4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Lindon ... Marc Thiriez
Emmanuelle Devos ... Agnès Thiriez
Mathieu Amalric ... Serge Schaeffer
Hippolyte Girardot ... Bruno
Cylia Malki ... Samira
Macha Polikarpova Macha Polikarpova ... Nadia Schaeffer
Fantine Camus Fantine Camus ... Lara Schaeffer
Frédéric Imberty Frédéric Imberty ... Patron café
Brigitte Bémol Brigitte Bémol ... Policière
Denis Ménochet ... Serveur
Franck Richard Franck Richard ... Chauffeur taxi
Elizabeth Marre Elizabeth Marre ... Hôtesse Roissy
Teresa Li Teresa Li ... Caissière ferry-boat
Hin-Wai Au Hin-Wai Au ... Contrôleur passeport
Gary Kuo Chan Chung Gary Kuo Chan Chung ... Employé aéroport
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Storyline

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, for the 15 years they've been married, she's never known him without his 'stache. He shaves it off anyway, but when he sees his wife, she doesn't notice, neither do their friends at dinner that night, neither do his co-workers. Marc finally flips out, shouts at everyone, tells them he's tired of their little joke, and what do they really think. His wife and co-workers are appalled, what is he talking about, he's never had a mustache. In fact, he's imagining other things as well, or is he? Written by poco loco

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Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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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 La meute (2010) See more »

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Pleasant surprise
3 September 2005 | by PAolo-10See all my reviews

"The Moustache" is a comedy that, starting from the most trivial of pretexts, quickly turns into a true Kafkian nightmare. A man shaves his mustache. No one seems to notice, and in a surrealistic parody of male mid-life crisis this causes conflict, pain and uncertainty. But more and more threads come undone in the fabric of his reality.

Excellent self-adaptation of a short novel by Emmanuel Carrère, La Moustache delivers the spectator with much more than it promises, in these days a rare occurrence indeed. Vincent Lindon as the troubled protagonist is good and measured, and the movie has an excellent pace and nothing is overdone. Even the theme, a Philip Glass "Concerto pour violon et orchestre" could not be more effective. Will we ever see this movie in the USA? Maybe in a parallel reality.


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Country:

France

Language:

French | English | Cantonese

Release Date:

6 July 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,148, 28 May 2006

Gross USA:

$244,771

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,044,771
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1.85 : 1
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