A rather well-shaven man (Jake Scozzaro) goes for another shave in
front of the mirror - and then for another one. And even when he sees that
his skin has gotten so thin from all his shaving that he can't help but
cut himself, he just can't make himself stop, smiling through the whole
process, too ...
This movie is based on an early and
little-seen short by Martin Scorsese also titled The Big Shave,
which is freely admitted in the end credits, and in terms of mere story it
doesn't have much if anything to add to the earlier movie - but that
doesn't mean that this The Big Shave isn't still disturbing as
hell, especially because of its rather polished looks, faultless
aesthetics and swift editing - really, the film looks very
beautiful, and actor Jake Scozzaro's calm demeanour only adds to that,
which makes the on-screen action all the more intentionally disquieting
really. It's a short that's going to stay with you for quite some time
after watching for sure.