Of moustaches and men


Short film - Documentary

Finished - Major

2013 - 53 min - FR, EN

Director : Mathias Desmarres

Screenplay : Mathias Desmarres

Producer : Eklektik Productions (BE)

Partners : Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, RTBF (Télévision belge), WIP - Wallonie Image Production, Be Tv, TV5 Monde, Tax Shelter


The moustache is in grave danger! Let us dare say that the moustache is dying!

In the 19th century, it was the incontestable sign of virility and authority.

Today the symbolic perception of the moustache is changing.

In the manner of an investigation, accompanied by numerous testimonies of specialists and stock footage, the film proposes an itinerant journey across Europe to discover the destiny  of the moustache and its evolution.

With serious and humour, he proposes an offbeat and original look on male virility and identity in the 21st century.

Technical information

Cinematographer : Virginie Surdej

Sound : Arnaud Calvar, Jean-François Levillain

Editing : Marc Recchia

Unit manager : Vincent Terlinchamp


Coup de coeur - FIFAPEL / France / janvier 2011
Mention Honorable - XIII International Festival of Ethnological Film / Serbie / octobre 2014


Docville / Belgique / mai 2014
XXIII International Festival of Ethnological Film / Serbie / octobre 2014
Euganea Film Festival / Italie / juillet 2015


Eurodoc / 2011
FIFAPEL - Le Festival de la Création Audiovisuelle Internationale (FIPA) / France / janvier 2011

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