One day, thinking that it will make your wife and friends smile, you shave off the moustache that you have had for the last ten years. No one notices or, even worse, everyone pretends not to notice and your smile soon ...展开fades.
Before being wiped off your face. You insist but people tell you that you've never had a moustache. Are you going mad? Are people trying to make you think you are? Or has something in the world's order gone awry at your expense?
Adapting his own 1986 novel, Emmanuel Carrère – whose books Class Trip and The Adversary became Cannes Competition titles by Claude Miller and Nicole Garcia, respectively – provides a feast of sustained tension as the man's wife and his closest friends deny that he ever had a moustache. Viewers who like their conclusions tidy may rebel, but those who relish outstanding performances in the service of an intriguing idea will be entertained. The film won the Label Europa Cinemas Prize at Directors' Fortnight in
本片是導演艾曼雷．卡雷爾改編自他自己一九八六年出版的小說。他的另外兩本小說《 Class Trip 》及《 The Adversary 》曾分別被葛羅特．米勒及妮歌．加西亞兩位導演改編成電影並先後成為康城影展的參選影片。在本片中，因為男人的妻子和老友否認他曾經蓄鬍子而令整個故事維持在緊張的氣氛中。