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Director  Patrice Leconte
Music director  Michael Nyman
Language  French
7.4/10 IMDb


Genre  Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Country  France
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Writer  Patrice Leconte, Claude Klotz
Release date  3 October 1990 (1990-10-03)
Initial DVD release  November 13, 2000 (France)
Cast  Jean Rochefort (Antoine), Anna Galiena (Mathilde), Roland Bertin (Antoine's father), Maurice Chevit (Ambroise Dupré dit Isidore Agopian), Philippe Clévenot (Morvoisieux), Jacques Mathou (Julien Gora)
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The Hairdresser's Husband (French: Le Mari de la coiffeuse), a 1990 French film written by Patrice Leconte and Claude Klotz, and directed by Leconte. Jean Rochefort stars as the title character. Anna Galiena co-stars.

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It won Patrice Leconte the Prix Louis Delluc. In 1991 it was nominated for "Best Foreign-Language Film" in the British Academy Film Awards.

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Synopsis

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The film begins in a flashback from the titular character, Antoine. We are introduced to his fixation with female hairdressers which began at a young age. The film uses flashbacks throughout and there are frequent parallels drawn with the past. Though Antoine tells Mathilde that 'the past is dead', his life is evidence that on some level the past repeats itself. As a young boy he fantasised about a hairdresser who committed suicide and as a man in his 50s he begins an affair with a hairdresser which ends after ten years in her suicide. However there are differences, Mathilde commits suicide because she is so happy she is afraid of the happiness she has found with Antoine ending.

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We are unsure what Antoine has done with his life; we know, however, that he has fulfilled his childhood ambition: to marry a haidresser. The reality proves to be every bit as wonderful as the fantasy and the two enjoy an enigmatic, enclosed and enchanting relationship. The final sequence shows Antoine, in the salon, dancing to Eastern music just as he has done throughout his life. His last line is the enigmatic comment that the hairdresser will return.

Cast

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  • Jean Rochefort as Antoine
  • Anna Galiena as Mathilde
  • Roland Bertin as Antoine's father
  • Maurice Chevit as Ambroise Dupré dit Isidore Agopian
  • Jacques Mathou as Mr. Chardon
  • Philippe Clévenot as Morvoisieux
  • Anne-Marie Pisani as Madame Shaeffer
  • Albert Delpy as Donecker
  • Michèle Laroque as Adopted Child's Mother
  • Reception

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    American film critic Roger Ebert added this to his "Great Movies" list on January 27, 2010. The film was nominated for the Grand Prix of the Belgian Syndicate of Cinema Critics.

    Home media

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    The Hairdresser's Husband was released on DVD by Umbrella Entertainment in April 2011. The DVD is compatible region code 4.

    Soundtrack

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    The soundtrack was composed by Michael Nyman and also contains a great deal of Middle Eastern popular music. It was first released as an album in Japan by Soundtrack Listeners Communications (SLC) September 21, 1992 and has subsequently been released elsewhere.


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