Swan Song

  • Queensland Premiere
  • Todd Stephens
  • USA (2021)
  • 18+
105 min

A totally charming and bittersweet comedy starring Udo Kier in a career defining role as the magnificent hairdresser on a mission. Swan Song is a favourite with critics and festival audiences since debuting at SXSW.

Swan Song follows retired hairdresser and local bar performer icon Mister Pat Pitsenbarger (Kier) who has given up on life from the confines of his small-town Sandusky, Ohio nursing home. But when Pat gets word that a former client’s dying wish was for him to style her final hairdo, he sets out on an epic journey across Sandusky to confront the ghosts of his past – and collect the beauty supplies necessary for the job. Swan Song is both heart-warming and heart-breaking in equal measure.

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  • Language
    English
  • Director
    Todd Stephens
  • Cast
    Udo Kier, Jennifer Coolidge, Linda Evans
  • Screenwriter
    Todd Stephens
  • Genre
    Drama

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