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La moustache (2005)

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 »

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Emmanuel Carrère

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Cast

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 ... 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:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

France

Language:

French | English | Cantonese

Release Date:

6 July 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor Suspeito See more »

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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

In several of the scenes it appears that Lindon has a small cut on his forehead - but it keeps disappearing and reappearing randomly. See more »

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absolutely perplexing

The premise for "La Moustache" should be enough to grab the attention of any film fanatic, especially one who gets thrills from the psychological twists perpetrated upon an audience by the likes of Hitchcock and those he inspired. The film begins simply enough with a man in the bath, inquiring of his wife whether or not he should shave off his mustache. Soon enough he's rid himself of that same lip hair, and no one seems to notice. In fact, maybe he never even had the thing in the first place. How genius a premise, right? The minutiae of daily life are oft overlooked subject matter, so it's refreshing to see something so basic given major importance. Things go along smoothly enough as the man starts to come unwound due to this, but then what? By the time the end credits roll, certain thoughts are running wildly through the mind of the audience. It goes back to wondering just how much can be perpetrated upon an audience before they are either too stumped to get it, or too mentally manipulated to care. This is an interesting film worth a peek, and possibly a discussion about its genius or likewise about where it goes sadly astray.


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