R | | Crime, Drama
A laconic, chain-smoking barber blackmails his wife's boss and lover for money to invest in dry cleaning, but his plan goes terribly wrong.
When Ed visits Doris in prison, a photograph of a circle is seen on the table in front of him - a link both to Circle Films, which was the company behind the Coen brothers in their earlier films, and The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)'s circle gag.
Yeah, I worked in a barbershop, but I never considered myself a barber. I stumbled into it. Or married into it, more precisely.
The telephones seen in Big Dave's office and in Crane's home are early 60s models. The big giveaways are the curly handset cords and the more modern shape of the base and receiver.
The opening titles cast shadows on the wall as if they are real.
English, Italian, French
£419,609 (UK) (28 October 2001)
$7,494,849 (USA) (24 February 2002)
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