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A Funny Shave (1906)

Ah! La barbe! (original title)
A man tries to shave, but his mirror keeps playing tricks on him.

Director:

Segundo de Chomón
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Without a doubt, one of the most important rituals in a man's morning routine is, of course, a deep shave against the grain that leaves the face as smooth as silk. However, the excitingly aromatic and creamy lather is intended for shaving, not for eating, and should one is tempted to taste it, peculiar things may start to occur. Written by Nick Riganas

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

April 1906 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Funny Shave See more »

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Pathé Frères See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Rather weird.
12 February 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Segundo de Chomón was a prolific Spanish director who made a lot of films for the Pathé Brothers company--both in his native Castille and in Paris. Here he has made a silly film which might have delighted audiences back in 1906 but today it just seems a bit dopey and weird. A guy is trying to shave but when he looks in the mirror, images of weirdos in masks keep appearing! Eventually, he deals with this by smashing the mirror with a hammer, though a visit to the doctor might have been a better idea! This is weird enough that you can almost look past the oddness of the guy EATING his shaving cream! However, the humor seems very broad and doesn't have the complexity or charm of many of the director's other films. Decent and watchable but also a bit dumb.


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