As a young boy Antoine's two passions in life were dancing to Arabic music and having his haircut by the voluptuous local hairdresser. In reaching middle-age his passions remain unchanged and a dream comes true when he meets and marries shy hairdresser Mathilde. He moves into her salon where they embark on a reclusive life of intense passion, shunning the realities of life outside.
Gently charming French rom-com
- The Hairdresser's Husband review by JD
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You rated this film: 3
There are some truly memorable moments of humour particularly if you remember woollen swimming trunks or sexual awakening as a boy. There are some cringing moments like a middle aged man dancing energetically to Middle Eastern music but it is a bit too soft to be good. The Mediterranean sun gives a wonderful light to fresh lace and linen, you can almost smell the hair lotions, but you really have to let this one come to you to enjoy it.