His Majesty the Barber

BSL-English supported event

A hair-lairious Swedish/German rom-com! 

Handsome young graduate Nickolo (Enrique Rivero) returns home determined to follow his vocation for snipping the latest styles at his grandfather’s hair salon.  The local womenfolk are delighted, the grandfather not-so-much.  It doesn’t take long for the hero to bump into his feisty love-interest Astrid (16-year-old Swedish actress Brita Appelgren), much to the annoyance of Astrid’s rich grandmother – inventor of a miraculous hair tonic for luscious long locks.  This promising set-up is only the beginning, as Nickolo gets tangled up in a royal coup being staged in his former homeland Tirania…

This film is lots and lots of fun, with an appealing central couple (Rivero was heralded at the time as the next Valentino) and a host of charming supporting characters.


Dir. Ragnar Hyltén-Cavallius | Sweden | 1928 | N/C U | 1h 25m 

+ short courtesy of University of Glasgow Archives & Special Collections

With: Enrique Rivero, Brita Appelgren, Hans Junkermann, and Maria Paudler

Performing live: John Sweeney (piano)

Screening material (and images) courtesy of the Swedish Film Institute


10 Hope Street Bo'ness
EH51 0AA

01324 506850


Dates & Times

Sunday, 26 Mar 23 at 17:30 PM to 17:30 PM Hippodrome Book

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