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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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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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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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Drama | Mystery

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Official Sites:

Pathé [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French | English | Cantonese

Release Date:

6 July 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A bajusz See more »

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Opening Weekend:

$319,216 (France), 22 July 2005
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1.85 : 1
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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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Referenced in La meute (2010) See more »

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Vincent Lindon's performance alone will make this soapy tale rinse down smoother
13 January 2007 | by oneloveallSee all my reviews

Borrowing a few techniques from the likes of Lynch or Haneke, La Moustache presents an engaging but intentionally confusing story of one man's facial hair and the strange series of events that are set off once that hairy upper lip was removed. Acting as a catalyst in this bizarrely written mystery, The Moustache really plays better as psychological drama then the semi-ludicrous, detail-specific, identity riddle it's seductive direction and powerful performances wooed us into believing. Guided by typical cornerstones of praised European fare, this film, as stubborn or illogical as it may be, is punctuated by the restrained and observant direction of it's original novelist Emmanuel Carrère, and crowned by the masterfully human performance Vincent Lindon imbues this difficult character. When the final credits have rolled, many will be left scratching their heads, already forming diverging conclusions as to what this movie actually had to say. Though there seemed to be too much left to speculation with too many plot holes to justify everything I saw, this was still a compelling mistake at worst and is still worth taking the shave even if the final result feels more pretentiously derivative then compellingly original.


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