Ole Askman, Denmark, 1994

6 min.DK/DocumentaryPortrait films

Harry Hviid Jensen, named Barbut, is a hairdresser with regular routines and steady rhythms. In front of his small shop in Vesterbrogade in the middle of Copenhagen a whole busy world is daily rushing along. But Barbut minds his own business as he has done for many years. He does the day's work on his only customer with virtuosity. Accompanied by Rossini's »The Barber of Sevilla«. BARBUT is a poetic, musical image of days soon gone by.
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Original title Barbut
Danish title Barbut
Other titles Den korte film 1
Keywords Hairdressers, Hairdresser's trade, Copenhagen, 1990-1999
Director Ole Askman
Screenplay Ole Askman
Director of Photography Steen Rønne, Henning Bendtsen, Ole Askman
Editor Ole Askman, Steen Rønne
Sound Jesper Bo
Composer Gioachino Rossini
Appearance Harry Hviid Jensen, Knud Børge Jensen
Production country Denmark
Production company Ophelia Film & Video
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral
International sales
Technical info 35 mm, Sound
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Ophelia Film & Video
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral


Direction Ole Askman


Script Ole Askman


Production manager Jane Graun


Cinematography Steen Rønne
Cinematography Henning Bendtsen
Cinematography Ole Askman


Editing Ole Askman
Editing Steen Rønne


Music Gioachino Rossini


Sound Jesper Bo


"Barbutten" Harry Hviid Jensen
"Spræng Schmidt" Knud Børge Jensen

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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festival
Best Short 1995 Paris, Cinéma du Réel 1995

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 2000-10-10
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