La Moustache
La Moustache (2005)

"What would you think if I shaved my moustache?" asks Marc (Vincent Lindon) of his wife, Agnès (Emmanuelle Devos), one fateful night as they prepare to visit friends for dinner. She's never seen him without it, but while she… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 7, 2005
DVD Release Date: January 16, 2007
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though the premise may be modest on the surface, Carrere uses a man and his mustache that may or may not exist as a springboard into psychological suspense and unsettling questions.

John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

What the movie lacks visually, it makes up for with the performances, especially by Lindon, who leads us on a journey we want to stick with even if we can't fully understand.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

An absorbing riddle posed in cool, matter-of-fact tones.

Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Those looking for a good thriller should be pleased enough and those seeking a serious art film will get plenty of philosophy with their pretty pictures.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

In one sense it's what might be called 'typically French,' an exquisitely observed fable of bourgeois life that is mordant, witty and yet low-key. In another sense, it's what might be called 'nuts.'

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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

I found it mesmerizing from beginning to end.

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Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Bristling with existential doubt and ennui . . . Carrère's half-nightmare, half-dream vision of one man's imprisonment in his own life remains satisfyingly unresolved and stubbornly unique.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

A shuddery, enigmatic study in psychological suspense.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

An intriguing study of identity, marriage and, perhaps, madness.

Louis Proyect

Kafkaesque story of man who shaves trademark moustache. Afterwards everybody--wife included--insists that he has never had one!

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Abell
This proved to be a strange film that did not tip its hand for this viewer until the end. Marc (Vincent Lindon) shaves his mustache and sets off a sequence of… More
Greg Afilmlovingweirdofromcali
What a horrible thing to go through, I questioned if the character Marc was going through the beginning stages of alzheimer's disease because of his lack… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "La Moustache", Marc(Vincent Lindon) and Agnes(Emmanuelle Devos) are a successful couple living in Paris. One day Agnes… More
meril lupin
Doesn't have to make sense to be absurdly French.
Jesse Ortega
Pretty boring film, the idea is definitely unique in that the guy goes insane because he's seen himself one way while others have seen him another way for… More
William Goss
Intriguing premise, strong perf. hold for most of running time.

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