What hides behind the idle gossip of a beauty salon? Come in and discover the unspeakable
With an entertaining screenplay and the perfect setting (a hair salon) for seemingly harmless gossip to take flight, Le signore sketches out a picture that reveals, behind the desire for aesthetic beauty, a web of lies, resentments, pettiness, selfishness and dissatisfactions. Directed with panache and without ever allowing too much acrimony to surface, the sacred institution of the family leaves the salon bruised, batter and broken. Once again, or so it appears, the consequences of the great economic boom. The dialogue is perky, frivolous, and at times erotically charged, thanks to an on-form cast of well-known faces from contemporary TV (the caliente Cubana Chelo Alonso, the entertaining Bice Valori, the confident Liana Orfei), assisted by Enrico Maria Salerno in the unusual role of the gay hairdresser.
In René’s hair salon, four bored upper-class clients kill time by gossiping about their married lives and extramarital affairs.