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perfect erotic melancholy,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Hairdresser's Husband [DVD] (DVD)
After the darkness of Monsier Hire, France's best film-maker, Patrice Leconte created the Hairdresser's husband.
Leconte's skill is in drawing the viewer into odd worlds that float close to our own. Places that don't possess the prosaic momotony of real life, but are never so hyperreal as to be unconvincing. In this film he achieves a tone of obsession, but it is never sinister.
Shooting in muted reds and colours that remind me of old photographs, he weaves the tale of a boy fixated by the erotic awakening of visiting the hairdresser at age 12. The boy grows up and manages to live out his obsession.
Michael Nymans music blends perfectly with the story and visuals to create a film that beats most 'french' movies in terms of genuine erotic charge.
See this film with someone you can't keep your hands off.