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서울국제여성영화제

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ARCHIVE

13th(2011)



The Hairdresser

Doris DÖRRIE

  • Germany
  • 2010
  • 106min
  • Beta, Digi-beta
  • color
  • 드라마


 Synopsis
 

The opening film is the latest film by Doris DÖRRIE who visited the International Women’s Film Festival in Seoul with TheFisherman and His Wife. Kathi, a single mom who has to rely on a specially designed tool just to get out of bed due to of her huge body size, has the finest touch when it comes to cutting hair. The problem is her “unusual” appearance prevents her from getting a job in a trendy hair salon. Eventually, Kathi strives through ups and downs in an attempt to open her own beauty shop. This film is an excellent example of how Doris DÖRRIE creates variations of the trivial things that happen around us daily rather than a grand discourse and convinces the audience to nod in agreement. Her talents as a great storyteller are as strong as ever. Her humorous narrative is laced with points to ponder over, ranging from Germany’s poverty following its reunification, financial capital, policies concerning migrants, prejudice against women’s appearances and sexuality, and the issue of single moms. Kathi the protagonist is the next in line of eccentric and endearing female characters that live in the films of Doris DÖRRIE starting from Nobody Loves Me.
 



 Program Note 

The opening film is the latest film by Doris DÖRRIE who visited the International Women‘s Film Festival in Seoul with The Fisherman and His Wife. Kathi, a single mom, who has to rely on a specially designed tool just to get out of bed due to of her huge body size, has the finest touch when it comes to cutting hair. The problem is, her “unusual” appearance prevents her from getting a job in a trendy hair salon. Eventually, Kathi strives through ups and downs in an attempt to open her own beauty shop. This film is an excellent example of how Doris DÖRRIE creates variations of the trivial things that happen around us daily rather than a grand discourse and convinces the audience to nod in agreement. Her talents as a great storyteller are as strong as ever. Her humorous narrative is laced with points to ponder over, ranging from Germany‘s poverty following its reunification, financial capital, policies concerning migrants, prejudice against women‘s appearances and sexuality, and the issue of single moms. People of various generations as well as the women who are fans of the uniquely attractive female characters of Doris DÖRRIE ever since Nobody Loves Me will find The Hairdresser once again a source of hilarious enjoyment at the International Women‘s Film Festival in Seoul. (KWON Eun-sun)

Director

  • Doris DÖRRIEDoris DÖRRIE

    Born in Germany in 1955. After a number of films for television, she made her debut as a feature film director in 1983 and directed the phenomenally successful comedy, Men in 1985. Her works include Nobody Loves Me (1994), The Fisherman and His Wife (2005), Cherry Blossoms - Hanami (2008) and The Hairdresser (2010)​

     

Credit

  • ProducerUlrich LIMMER, Martin MOSZKOWICZ, Ruth STADLER, Volker WACH
  • Cast Gabriela Maria SCHMEID, Natascha LAWISZUS, Ill-Young KIM
  • Screenwriter Laila STIELER
  • Cinematography Hanno LENTZ
  • Art director Susanne HOPF
  • Editor Inez REGNIER, Frank MÜLLER
  • Music Ivan HAJEK, Coconami, LaBrassBanda
  • Sound Rainer PLABST