Playing his wife, Devos also does an incredible job with the script which must have proved challenging. Like London, she maintains a similar grounded subtlety even as the complexity of the story opens into a sea of disorienting twists and turns. The theme music from Philip Glass opens the film with an intensity that seems humorous and overly dramatic, but we are instantly aware that there is something dark below the surface and soon we begin to see that it goes quite deep, dangerously so. Each time that the theme recurs, we are pulled farther and farther into the depths of this man’s mind, and, like London’s character, we soon begin to feel completely bewildered, forgetting which way leads back to the top. This thrilling suspense film will have you guessing all the way through to the bizarrely intense conclusion. The camera work and the carefully chosen shots are by turns beautiful and straightforward, only adding to the psychological uncertainty that makes this film so powerful. The script itself depends less on dialogue and more on specific camera shots, as well as the talent of the actors and actresses who tell much of the story with mere facial expressions and body language.
Receiving an 85% from Rotten Tomatoes, La Moustache is engaging, well-paced, and will have you hanging on every word, and, in some cases, rewinding if you miss even the slightest syllable. It is an interesting exploration of the mind of a middle-aged man dealing with crisis of identity. It’s also streaming instantly on Netflix, so what are you waiting for? Dive into La Moustache and see if you can find your way back to the surface.