The Barber

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The Barber
Promotional movie poster for the film
Directed by Michael Bafaro
Produced by Melanie Kilgour
Petros Tsaparas
Evan Tylor
Written by Warren Low
Michael Bafaro
Starring Malcolm McDowell
Jeremy Ratchford
Garwin Sanford
C. Ernst Harth
Music by Peter Allen
Cinematography Adam Sliwinski
Edited by Grace Yuen
Running time
94 min.
Country Canada
Language English
Budget USD$1,000,000[1]

The Barber is a 2001 film that examines the interaction between the mind of a psychopath and the minds of ordinary people who are fascinated by them. It tells the story of local barber (and serial killer) Dexter Miles (Malcolm McDowell) in a town in Alaska. The geographic location features 24-hour darkness, which serves as a metaphor for psychological darkness that drives Miles to go on a murderous rampage.

The movie blends the genres of horror, thriller, psychological study, and occasional black comedy.



The Barber was nominated for nine awards from the Directors Guild of Canada and the Leo Awards:[2]


This movie was filmed largely in the small town of Revelstoke, British Columbia in Canada.


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