The Big Shave

The Big Shave (1967)

  • Genre: Drama, Horror
  • Release Date: 1967-12-29
  • User Rating: 7.1/10 from 123 ratings
  • Runtime: 0h 6min
  • Language: English
  • Production Country: United States of America
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This short film is a metaphor for the Vietnam War. A man walks into a meticulously clean and sterile bathroom, concentrating on the polished porcelain and shiny metal motif. He then proceeds to shave. When his face is clean, however, he only continues to shave until he pierces through his skin. Blood covers him and falls around him, the red contrasting the perfect spotlessness of the bathroom.

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  • Peter Bernuth

    as Young Man
Directing Martin Scorsese Director
Writing Martin Scorsese Writer
Production Martin Scorsese Producer
Editing Martin Scorsese Editor
Camera Ares Demertzis Director of Photography
Art Ken Gaulin Art Direction
Crew Eli F. Bleich Special Effects