As near as you can get to Berlin life without actually living it, this is a comic and touching record of what goes on in four hairdressing salons: Turkish, posh, cool and cornershop. A lot of the fun is in the non-stop conversation, especially in the posh salon where showbiz clients exchange a stream of gags with the urbane boss. But there's a melancholy streak. The young man in charge of the 'cool' salon is arrogantly uninterested in his customers as people, whereas the middle-aged owner of the cornershop takes a personal interest in hers, who often come in as a relief from loneliness. Pointed but uncondescending.
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